I believe a great secret of God often escapes us for we spend our time trying to escape it. I speak of pain.
Regarded as a liability, pain is a wonderful kingdom asset. Becomers are robust when found to have a history of affliction. Look at Beth Moore; abused in her younger years. How's she doing as far as influence goes today? Blessed are the pained.
Liz Pence; the same as Beth to the extent of pondering suicide. Yet, consider her vast impact across America. Blessed are the pained.
Joe Almanza, whose family owned the Mexican mafia, was in a Texas prison when he finally called out to God from his cell late one night in suicidal mode. Who could possibly count the souls reach by this man who cannot be stopped for God's glory drives him day in and day out?
Each of these is extensively productive in the Kingdom today because of the gift of the great God-secret; blessed are the pained.
I'm driven to excel in seeing the church lives because of a major struggle in my childhood. I couldn't bear to attend church because it seemed to have no life. Church is the last place I thought I would spend significant time! Blessed are the pained.
For momentary light affliction is producing for us an eternal weight of glory far beyond all comparison...II Cor. 4:17. In other words....blessed are the pained.