Pain in the hands of your loving Papa creates eternal beauty.
If you’re to fulfill your Kingdom destiny, anything that can cause you to stumble and fail has to be removed. Heart issues that…
Silence Papa’s voice.
Nullify Papa’s glory in your life.
Weaken your ability to defend yourself against satan’s destructive schemes.
Damage your witness as a disciple of Christ.
Sadly, instead of allowing Papa to remove unrighteous behaviors and paradigms, many make contingency plans.
“If I’m emotionally stronger, my heart will heal, and the pain will vanish.
And if that doesn’t work, I’ll bury the pain so deep that it’s erased from my memory.
And if that doesn’t work, I’ll numb it with alcohol, drugs, food, sex, shopping. Whatever it takes.
And if that doesn’t work, I’ll be more rational and logical. Deadening my emotions so pain can’t wrap its barbed arms around me.”
Sadly, these “if that does not work” strategies slowly nail the lids shut on their coffins. Dying slowly. They join the multitude that have lamented, “If only I had never been born!”
Thankfully, the Great Physician, Jesus is on call and will do whatever is necessary to heal you. His medicine may leave a bitter taste in you mouth, but it’s for your own good.
I had only heard about you before, but now I have seen you with my own eyes.
New Living Translation
Excerpt from What If… Devotional (Volume 1)