If you’re looking for something or someone to make you happy, you’re actually looking for the One who created you to be happy. Let your pain lead you to continually surrender the control of your life to the risen Jesus. The more I let pain cause me to look for and submit to the presence of Jesus, the happier I am!
Pain often helps propel people into continual supernatural joy with Jesus, so that they don’t feel a need to look for happiness elsewhere. It can cause us to seek to be consistently aware of His presence and obedient to His voice.
To be led by the living Jesus requires faith and action. You have to believe that God is speaking to you and obey what He tells you to do even in your pain. Being led by God’s Spirit is adventurous, exciting, and fulfilling. Try it and see.
Being Spirit-led is normal Christianity. Anything else is sub normal. See Romans 8:14.
It’s important for Christians to resist and be set free from the deception, torment, and influence of demons so that we can freely be led by God’s Spirit. Pain can wake us up to sneaky demons that can influence us without us even being aware of their presence, such as pride, rebellion, and racism.
The feeling of loss can toss down pride and guide us to surrender to the daily work of the Cross in our life when we let pain slowly produce great gain by training us little-by-little to embrace meekness, mercy, brokenness, purity, and hunger for righteousness. Then we begin to taste and see that God is working all things together for our good and we learn to literally rejoice in trials, temptations, persecution, and delay as we wait with Christ “the hope of glory” overflowing our heart with His present reality and power.
When Christians depend
On being spoon-fed
To ease their pain,
It’s hard to learn
To be Spirit-led.