Do not be surprised at the fiery ordeal among you as if some strange thing were happening to you, so said the only man that I know of that walked on water besides Jesus.
Life leads all down various paths of ordeals and some are surely fiery. Filled with pain and anguish we can speak from experience that hurt hurts. Injuries injure. And pain is painful.
All of these are kingdom ingredients when reading the Recipe for authentic and meaningful life. Too quickly we abandon the very meal which would have made us stronger for a sweeter dessert type consumption which would be less risky and much less imposing.
Hurt hurts. We need hurt. Hurt isn't an option. The cross doesn't come with pads, earphones, and a fan.
COME ALIVE! Come alive! can only be said to the dead and can only be issued by the voice of the Spirit. Don't you get it? Hurt hurts. And about the time you think it is going to sink you, you should...for it will...it is supposed to. Why? To bring us back to dependence upon His power that we know nothing about other than faith.
This has been a hard week in pockets; a good hard week. It has caused tears. But in the very center of the very core we can be assured the resurrection power of God is at its prime.
Yes. Absolutely. Hurt hurts. And just as much yes. And just as much absolutely, the Helper helps.