Psalm 30:5 - For his anger lasts only a moment, but his favor lasts a lifetime; weeping may stay for the night, but rejoicing comes in the morning.
I watch the clock as I lay awake on my bed. The pain flowing through my body shakes me and says, “I’m not going to let go!” Yet, God speaks to us in our affliction. He knows what we’re going through. Don’t lose heart my friend. Pain may keep you awake through the watches of the night, but what you don’t see is a loving Savior bent down on his knees watching over you. He cries to see you in such pain. He knows what it’s like. He suffered on the cross for us so that we could have someone who will never leave us. Don’t worry about what pain says to you. Pain may be keeping you awake, but God will raise you up in the morning with renewed belief that you’re never alone in your pain.
Karen Dalske is a freelance writer, public speaker, is active in her church and writes her blogs out of her own experiences of pain, illness and loss.