Saturday, April 3, 2010

Pain To Praise

We can use suffering to praise God. The mere act of going on with our daily activities, despite intense pain or deep sorrow, is a living testimony of our love for the Father. As we begin to rely on divine strength, we go beyond the physical limitations of our own earthly abilities. We learn how to live by the spiritual power and passion of our faith.

Jesus often spoke about the force of our faith – even to move mountains. He proclaimed the tremendous might that we have because of God’s authority. Such energy transcends worldly strength because it has no material boundaries.

If we have faith – belief as small as the size of a mustard seed – God can transform even our most difficult, and painful circumstances. He can renew our minds, and enable us to live by what we know, not what we feel. Our tiny act of faith allows us to turn pain into praise.

13 comments:

Debbie said...

Keep on praying in expectation. That truly takes faith. And even if it's the size of a mustard seed, that's fine. Just keep on praying.

Love you,
Debbie

rosel said...

He is the Author of faith, so at times when I feel like I'm not walking as closer as I should next to Him, I always ask for Him to relit that and He grants that when we ask. Blessings to you sister. Good night.

Alicia said...

So true, Denise!!

Hootin' Anni said...

Just wanted to stop by and wish you and yours a blessed Easter Sunday tomorrow!!

luvmy4sons said...

Amen. Love you!

Saleslady371 said...

I agree! Happy Easter.

Barbara said...

Words of truth and promise....a mustard seed of faith is all we need. Have a wonderful Easter!

Melanie said...

You so often encourage me! 'Just sending my love your way.

Beautiful pear tree lane said...

Amen! and Amen! Denise, Faith is not a feeling. praying for a most blessed and joyful Easter Sunday, and much rest for you.
Hugs and much love ,
Sue

MyJourneyBack said...

Thanks for this reminder.
Have a Blessed Easter,
Sherry

Samantha said...

Amen.
Praying you have a blessed Happy Easter Sunday sweet Denise.

eph2810 said...

Amen to that, Denise. I know that you both go through a lot of physical pain right now. I have chronic back-pain - if I focus on Him and praise Him, the pain is not as bad.

Thank you for always encouraging us through your testimonies.

Love & peace,
Iris

Georgia said...

You do have great strength, Denise, and with all you're going through, your sweet spirit and your face beams with the light of God. You're a true testament of what God can do in our lives. I admire you so much!

Love you, my friend! God bless!!