After living with pain for so long I’ve learned to turn to my faith to help me to rise above it, reading Bible verses brings me back the reality I can so easily miss.
There are different types of pain, physical, mental (emotional) and spiritual pain. If you look around you I’m sure you’ll find someone in your life who is living with some sort of pain on a constant basis.
It’s been almost three years since my car accident and at times I’ve entered into deep depression over the pain which has resulted. To be honestly I avoid remembering these dark days because they were filled with misery. I can remember thinking “I’m only 38 years old with 2 daughters, why would God want me to live like this?”
When I turned to my Bible to find verses for dealing with physical pain God provided me the source of strength I needed and although God hasn’t given me the answer to my question over coffee, he has given me hope.
I know that God knows what He’s doing with us humans. He created us with the capacity to experience horrific mind-blowing, spirit-crushing, devastating pain. This pain can overwhelm our lives or we can invite Him in to help us find the joy and hope which really is available to us irregardless of the pain.
It’s really up to us, we have to make the choice to overcome the pain by taking the step to turn to God. To truly experience living we must have faith that drives us and heals our spirits.
Here are some Bible Verses I use to deal with pain
Job 6:10 This would be my comfort; I would even exult in pain unsparing, for I have not denied the words of the Holy One.
Psalm 18:2 The LORD is my rock and my fortress and my deliverer, my God, my rock, in whom I take refuge, my shield, and the horn of my salvation, my stronghold.
Psalm 34:18 The LORD is near to the brokenhearted and saves the crushed in spirit.
Jeremiah 17:14 Heal me, Lord, and I will be healed; save me and I will be saved, for you are the one I praise.
Matthew 7:7-8 Ask and it will be given to you; seek and you will find; knock and the door will be opened to you. For everyone who asks receives; the one who seeks finds; and to the one who knocks, the door will be opened.
Acts 5:16 Crowds gathered also from the towns around Jerusalem, bringing their sick and those tormented by impure spirits, and all of them were healed.
1 Corinthians 10:13 No temptation has overtaken you that is not common to man. God is faithful, and he will not let you be tempted beyond your ability, but with the temptation he will also provide the way of escape, that you may be able to endure it.
1 Peter 5:9-10 Resist him, firm in your faith, knowing that the same kinds of suffering are being experienced by your brotherhood throughout the world. And after you have suffered a little while, the God of all grace,who has called you to his eternal glory in Christ, will himself restore, confirm, strengthen, and establish you.
If you find yourself in pain today I hope these verses provide encouragement for you, and that you know you’re not alone…..none of ever have to be!