Manic Monday Devotion
Written by Brad Oliver on February 18, 2019
Manic Monday – No Pain No Gain
Hey there this is Pastor Brad with another Manic Monday. I recently was at the doctor’s office waiting to see the chiropractor. He shares a building with pain management doctors. As I sat waiting to be called back I watched the other people waiting. The room was full of people. I realized that there is a pain much deeper than the physical we all experience. Just from being in a wheelchair for thirty years I have pain daily I deal with. Jesus is my Lord and Savior and my healer, but it doesn’t mean we aren’t going to experience pain. That is just a part of life.
I deal with physical pain daily but I’m not without hope. If we never experienced hurt and pain then we wouldn’t see a need for Jesus. We wouldn’t long for something better than what we have now. There has to be pain to get gain. There will be a day when I won’t experience pain anymore because of Jesus. That is the ultimate healing. I watched people that seemed to be in physical pain but also seemed to be without hope. It broke my heart. What a tragedy it would be to live this life filled with pain and die without Jesus and the hope He brings. Does Jesus always fix the pain? No! But He is the hope in and through it. So many are abusing pain meds today not because of the physical pain, but because of the emotional and spiritual pain they are in. It is much deeper than physical. My hope is that as many as possible choose Jesus here so they can experience full and ultimate healing one day.