Morning Cup of Joe – The Joy in Pain

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Trials and tribulations aren’t meant to tear or break us down. They aren’t meant to see how low we can go nor are they meant to test our stamina. The trials and tribulations we face in our lives are meant to build us up. When we think about all of the misfortunes that we have experienced throughout our lives the fact that we are still standing is a great sign that we are conquering, have conquered or will conquer our problems. Understand the fact that no problem is insurmountable.

Many people question God as to why he allows us to experience pain and hurt. I’ve learned over the years that in order to appreciate joy sometimes we must experience pain. Instead of dealing with it head on, most people try to avoid pain. Sadly, the more you try to avoid trials, challenges & obstacles, the less strength you will develop in those areas. Stare your challenges in the face and adopt a conquerors attitude of “bring it on”.

It took me a while to fully understand what I am about to share with you; God only puts you through things because he knows you can handle them. I’m certain you are familiar with the old adage that God will never give you more than you can handle; this is the honest truth. Understand and trust that whatever it is you are going through it is something that you absolutely can handle and positively can overcome otherwise you wouldn’t be experiencing it.

Much like we must exercise regularly in order to strengthen our physical muscles, we must continue to pray and accept life’s challenges in order to strengthen our spiritual muscle.

To The Top!
Joe Paul

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