Friday, April 27, 2012

Pray the Pain Away

So many friends and family have said...I wish I could take this pain away, or I wish I could just pray the pain away.  Could I make this request?

It's not the pain that anyone has to worry about.  The pain, the loss, the missing, it's the reality of a loss.  As long as Kelsie is not in my arms the pain is there...even in the later years...the pain exists.  To be honest the pain in not my primary fear.  My fear is that one day I lose hope, I forget where my hope comes from.  Staying in the word, LOVE, JOY, PEACE they all keep leading me back to the simple but yet complex message of the Gospel:  "Christ endured the cross for the joy that set before Him" The Cross, the sacrifice, death for me and death for you.  I wrestle with God.  Lord I know about the cross, I know that Christ died for me.  God keeps saying..."you know it, but do you understand the depth of it?  Please let me teach you, open your heart to the gospel."  My friends, it's in the pain, that the Lord teaches me so much.  It's in the pain, the unbearable pain, that I praise Him the loudest.  In the tsunami is where I find that I am the most still, I have to be still.  It's the time that I let go of myself and allow God to become more.  So please don't pray the pain away, pray that I keep fighting the good fight.  I learned last week in my bible study that through all the suffering that Paul experienced, he never prayed for God to take Him out of those trials, yet he prayed for strength while enduring them, he praised God for them!  Pray like Paul, pray for strength while enduring the trials. 

Hebrews 5: 7,8
In the days of His flesh, He offered up both prayers and supplications with loud crying and tears to the One able to save Him from death, and He was heard because of His piety. Although He was a Son, He learned obedience from the things which He suffered.

Christ is Everything!!


  1. After reading this I have thought back and realized I don't think I I have prayed for your pain to go away , maybe because I know that will be an unanswered prayer , I know the pain will not go away. I always pray for joy to come your way, for a sparkle to come back in your eyes, for that smile to be real again. Yesterday Deon sat in my living on the very day that her son died eight years ago, I know the pain and missing arestill there but the joy and smile she had yesterday is my hope for the prayers I have for the sister I love and her husband and son. I love you I will never quit praying for you to fight the good fight. Faith, hope, love, and peace.

  2. You got it babe, prayers will be focused your strength. Love you - Whit

  3. I told you about our Wed. bible study on Crazy Love By Frances Chan. It is awesome!! A Love we are to stupid to grasp! It is an easy read and he has videos on every chapter @ I think about you constantly when I'm reading it. I think, wow ,Summer gets this or Summer gets that. check it out and let me know what you think. Your Strength Does Absolutly come from God. I love you so much. momma