Sunday, November 1, 2009
Pain Can Equal Power
Cept for the grace of God There Go I!
There is a few scriptures in the bible that talk about how by great oppression or sin of another that it caused the righteous to go astray.
I know someone who does not want to acknowledge those kinds of truths that I have experienced none the less they are true, real and relevant to circumstances.
In Jeremiah 32:35 it talks about how the wicked caused Judah to sin: "And they built the high places of Baal, which are in the valley of the son of Hinnom, to cause their sons and their daughters to pass through the fire unto Molech; which I commanded them not, neither came it into my mind, that they should do this abomination, to cause Judah to sin."
And in Psalms 125:3 "For the scepter of wickedness shall not rest
On the land allotted to the righteous,
Lest the righteous reach out their hands to iniquity."
And it is all through the old testament and in one other place but I cannot find it. And David says that he didn't go astray because he was afflicted.
Grief could be considered a type of affliction. In my case that is what it was. Grief caused sickness and the affliction of all of it kept me from going out and blowing my brain out with wipe out the thoughts stimulants such as drugs, sex and alcohol.
Pain can equal power if you chose to do it God's way. But that power is one that is not as easy to control or handle as power without pain because pain does also produce a need to escape or get relief.
Sometimes I write, study or do some brain activity to take my mind off of the problems or I find some productive, non destructive way to process the emotions that are brought on by pain.
Fortunately for the most part I chose to use the word of God and prayer as my escape. That is also why God turned my pain into power.