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Power of Pain

 Power of Pain

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A power to pain

Our LORD does give

Graciously to help

This life we live


In a fallen world

Of suffering great

Glory our pain

Can yet create


For God transforms

The cross to the crown

And uplifts the hearts

That are cast down


We see then value

In tears we do sow

To reap eternal joy

Beyond all we know


Seek pain, no, but

Embrace when it is near

For God doles it lovingly

Yes, this is clear


He knows what it is best

For our ultimate good

He knows how to mold

As we never would


Comforting it is then

To know that pain

Will yield sweet flowers

After the falling rain


So rejoice in all things

Even in trial

Trust in God’s love

Sing and smile


Eternal and precious

Treasures do await

Beyond the pearly doors

Of Heaven’s Gate


And dishearten not

When pain you find

Brief it is and soon

To be left behind


Fix your eyes instead

On the crown in store

Focus on Heaven

Each day more


For a power to pain

Our LORD does give

Graciously to help

This life we live


© COPYRIGHT 2011 Caroline Gavin 

How have you experienced the power of pain in your life?

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  • http://www.toodarnhappy.com/ Kim

    So true, Caroline. The sweet flowers bloom after the pain. So often, though, we fail to look for them. Thanks for the lovely reminder.

    • http://PurposefulPathway.com Caroline Gavin

      Thank you so much, Kim!
      Yes, how often we overlook the sweet blossoms.
      May we look for them and praise God for them…always!
      Blessings to you and yours for a thoroughly Happy Thanksgiving!!

  • http://tomraines.wordpress.com Tom

    Thanks the power in fixing our eyes on the unseen! That is eternal!

    • http://PurposefulPathway.com Caroline Gavin

      Tom, thank you so much! Your posts always bless my heart!
      How our perspective shifts when we fix our eyes on the unseen and eternal.
      God bless you and your ministry abundantly!

  • Carole Simone

    So beautiful!! Thank you, Caroline!
    Pain brings us closer to the Lord and His Suffering….
    and because of this it’s worth all the while.
    This is the True Way of the Cross to take up our cross daily
    and carry it with joy for Our Lord Jesus.
    It’s atonement for our sins and the sins of the world.
    It’s the Stairway to Holiness.

    • http://PurposefulPathway.com Caroline Gavin

      So beautifully said! Thank you so much for your comment!
      Yes, the true Way of holiness is to accept our individual crosses
      in order to one day achieve eternal crowns.
      Certainly Christ exemplified this in His own precious life.
      May our love grow ever pure like His!
      Blessings to you always in Jesus!

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