We’re going to pick a simple one today, since you’ve “endured” enough of looong posts from us recently!
Not that pain is simple, but everyone knows that “pain is gain”! It can make you feel like someone you aren’t, of course, when it’s so bad that you care about absolutely nothing but being OUT of pain; but without it, think of all the danger you’d be in–and how hard it would be to tell what’s wrong. Or if you’re exercising enough…
“Stay clear of silly stories that get dressed up as religion. Exercise daily in God–no spiritual flabbiness, please! Workouts in the gymnasium are useful, but a disciplined life in God is far more so, making you fit both today and forever.” (1 Timothy 4:7, 8)
Aaannd… we’ve “found” the verse we were looking for the other day–
“GOD keeps an eye on his friends,
his ears pick up every moan and groan.
GOD won’t put up with rebels;
he’ll cull them from the pack.
Is anyone crying for help? GOD is listening,
ready to rescue you.
If your heart is broken, you’ll find GOD right there;
if you’re kicked in the gut, he’ll help you catch your breath.
Disciples so often get into trouble;
still, GOD is there every time.”
(from Psalm 34)