“STOP, IT HURTS TOO MUCH!” Wednesday Minute

“All my longings lie open before you, Lord; my sighing is not hidden from you.”   Psalm 38: 9 NIV


Read:  Psalm 38:9-22


Emotional and physical pain can be so tremendous we want to scream: “Stop, it hurts too much”.   We take and take and when we get to a point, it seems we can’t take any more, but we can.   We can go another step.   We can take on more.   We can endure more.


We can depend upon GOD, when it seems GOD has abandoned us during these painful times.  GOD is always there, even when it seems HE is nowhere in sight.


When Moses was struggling to free his people from Egypt, Pharaoh hardened his heart and put more burdens on the people.   He increased their workload.   He demanded they make even more bricks.   How could they believe and follow Moses when his efforts for freedom increased the work and pain by going to Pharaoh?


Have you gone through a similar time?   Maybe, you are going thru the tortures of emotional or physical pain today.  There is hope.  Not a little hope…a lot of hope.   And it may get worse.  Just as with GOD’S people in Egypt it will be temporary.    You have a blessing coming to you.


You may not be able to see or understand what GOD has for you, still GOD has a plan for your life to be better.   The emotional or physical pain may get worse before it gets better, but GOD is with you and HE is offering you HIS strength.


Ask GOD to stop the pain.  Tell HIM ‘it hurts too much’.   HE will give you the comfort you need that comes from HIM.


Today’s prayer:  “Thank YOU, LORD, for taking my pains away.   I want to depend upon YOU instead of myself.    Remind me, please to take all my problems to YOU.   Amen.”