Fundamentals - Walking Out Of Pain - Part 4
Develop a plan to get well.
Mourning is the path to promise land.
“Blessed are those who mourn, for they shall be comforted.
Don’t be afraid to mourn. Mourning is the process of being comforted.
In America we don’t do pain so we think it is our job to get people out of it instead through it.
Find people who can listen and understand you.
Rejoice with those who rejoice, and weep with those who weep.
Remember there are seasons of mourning.
Matthew 11:17 ‘We played the flute for you, and you did not dance; we sang a dirge, and you did not mourn
Get a grip. Joshua 1:6
“ Be strong and courageous, for you shall give this people possession of the land which I swore to their fathers to give them. ”
● Don’t let your emotions tell you what to do.
● You tell yourself how to feel.
●You are not powerless even though it may feel like you are.
● Control your thoughts; don’t let them control you.
The ability to control myself is the fruit of the Spirit working in your life. Galatians 5:22
But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, 23 gentleness, self-control; against such things there is no law.
The relationship between forgiveness and pain:
●Forgiving somebody who harmed you will release you to recover from pain but forgiveness, in itself, will not take away the pain.
● The process of forgiveness and the process of becoming pain-free are two separate things. In other words, just because I forgive someone does not mean that I don’t feel pain when they’re around.
●Example: If somebody ran me over with a car and broke both my legs and I forgive them, I will still have to go through the painful process of getting well. The fact that my legs still hurt does not mean that I haven’t forgiven them. It does mean that the process of healing is not complete.
Questions To Ponder:
Have you confused the pain and trauma you’ve experienced with unforgiveness?
Who are people who will ‘account for your ability’ to pursue a plan to walk out of pain?