Pain Brings Godly Empathy

As my right ear pounded in the middle of the sleepless night, God vividly brought to mind the horrors of physical sufferings. Of course, thoughts of my sister’s pain burst into my mental forefront.

Thankfully, physical suffering has been the least debilitating type of pain in my life. However with my temporary respiratory illness came an acute awareness of those battling physical pain daily, minute by minute. 

In my struggle, I cried out to God as the throbbing pain inside my head intensified. I awakened my wife to pray alongside me which brought some relief. Still I wondered if indeed I could endure the pain all night.

Finally after several hours of battling the earache, the dawn broke as did my pain.  A caring friend checking on me by text awakened me to a pain-free morning. Although God chose not to instantly heal me, He did fully intervene which brought praises from my lips before Him.

In suffering for answers, our timing not always coincides with God’s. We want relief now.  Perhaps He is drawing us unto Himself to better comprehend the pain of others before turning our darkness into His healing dawn.



About Our Dark Night of the Soul: Finding Solace Through Suffering

Our Dark Night of the Soul: Finding Solace Through Suffering shares the true story about a sudden family tragedy. As author of the book to be published in the summer of 2014, the true account tells of my sister being rear ended by a drunk driver. She barely survives the high speed crash being left to live as a quadriplegic. Written from a brother's perspective, the manuscript shares the heartfelt story of ongoing physical and emotional pain experienced by both victim and family. Only through God's grace can a family survive such a tragedy!
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2 Responses to Pain Brings Godly Empathy

  1. Anonymous says:

    Thanks for sharing this with me; it is very good.

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