to grant to those who mourn in Zion — to give them a beautiful headdress instead of ashes, the oil of gladness instead of mourning, the garment of praise instead of a faint spirit; that they may be called oaks of righteousness, the planting of the Lord, that he may be glorified. — Isaiah 61:3
Pain is one of the most difficult things to forget and to recover from. Your loved one died, or went with someone else. You lost your job or you failed exams in school. People around you exclude you or bully you. There’s a lot things where we can experience pain. Different intensities, and those the most intense pains are the ones we could not let go.
Yes, there are different kinds of disappointments with different levels, but we should realize that we can recover from all of them if we just decide for ourselves. God is more than willing to comfort us and help us move on, but if we hold on to the pain so dearly that we want to point fingers again, then we’re restraining God to move in us. It will only get worse.
I’ve been disrespected at my previous workplace for the past 2 years and I failed one of the most crucial exams in my MBA life. There was such pain in me that I wouldn’t let go of it until I finally realized that it’s just a decision. I realized that nothing’s gonna happen if I dwell with the pain. Those were just baggages. I just had to leave my baggages behind and move on to do better next time.
The beautiful thing about pain is that we get reminded if we’re straying away from the Lord. But pain is just a reminder and is not something that we should hold on to. Let’s hold on to the promises of God and feel his embrace as we move on and continue in life. Thank God in all circumstances and just decide to follow Jesus Christ.
Reference: The Power Of Being Thankful