God’s Sustaining Love Through the Pain

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love Gods Sustaining Love Through the PainWhen we are suffering, it is easy to forget God’s sustaining love. Kelly shares.

“Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest. Take my yoke upon you and learn from me, for I am gentle and humble in heart, and you will find rest for your souls. For my yoke is easy and my burden is light.” (Matthew 11:28-30) “I have told you these things, so that in me you may have peace. In this world you will have trouble. But take heart! I have overcome the world.” (John 16:33)

“In fact, this is love for God: to keep his commands. And his commands are not burdensome, for everyone born of God overcomes the world. This is the victory that has overcome the world, even our faith. Who is it that overcomes the world? Only the one who believes that Jesus is the Son of God.” – 1 John 5:3-5

These past few nights I have struggled to find a comfortable position to decrease the pain and increase my ability to breathe while I attempt to sleep. God has wrapped me in His loving arms and whispered His words of love over and over again to my heart through the numerous scripture verses, hymns, and praise songs I have hidden there as treasures.

If you are going though a difficult time or are doubting your worth, dear one, I want you to know that there is one who loves you and cherishes you far more than you could ever fathom or dare to believe. To Him you are priceless. You are a treasure worth fighting for, worth pursuing, worth sacrificing His son for.

He gave His son in order to save each of us from our own foolishness, selfishness, and sinful natures. He is your Heavenly Father, Your Lord Jehovah, the King of Kings. His name is God. He chose to love you. He pursues you daily, waiting patiently for you to accept your birthright and all of the love and blessings that come with it.

His love is like none other. It is healing and not hurtful. It is selfless and giving and not self-seeking. His love sustains me here on earth, through the temporary pain, until the day when I will be home with my Savior and completely free.

Until that day, I am free in spirit. My heart is filled with love, joy, hope, and peace that can only come from a personal, intimate, loving relationship with my Father in Heaven.

Allow yourself to see your worth through the eyes of the one who created you. Then, allow His love to transform you and be prepared to stand amazed. Life will still be difficult at times but oh how much sweeter the ride will be knowing that you are walking hand in hand with your Heavenly Daddy and that you are never alone. He will always be beside you to offer love, peace, joy and hope!

Father God, Please be with each one of us as we face the day ahead. Guide us with your wisdom and discernment. May Your love, peace, and joy flow over each one of us like a healing balm. Help us to allow Your love to sustain us. In the name of Your precious Son, Jesus, Amen!

About the Author:
Kelly Kiggins-Lund is a daughter and servant of God, the mother of a precious child with Aspergers and ADHD, the owner of a yappy mixed breed Chihuahua Yorkshire terrier dog. She is persevering through life with God’s grace and He sustains her with His wonderful peace and amazing love through her own diagnoses of Lupus, Fibromyalgia, and Chronic Migraines. She hopes you find God’s peace and encouragement flowing through the words she shares with you both here and on her blog at http://godswritergirlkellykigginslund.blogspot.com

How will you embrace God’s sustaining love for you?

This is one of those heart-tugging songs, “Love Came Down” with Kari Jobe. She has a unique and beautiful voices and I am sure the lyrics will touch you. She reminds us to remember all that God has done. I hope it blesses you today. -Lisa

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  1. Kathy Wire says:

    I can so relate to your description of just trying to find that one position that will allow me to at least sleep a bit. I deal with CRPS & fibromyalgia and find I can only sleep in increments of a few hrs ar a time. I find that to be one of those ‘but God’ times…but Gods grace is sufficient, but Gods mercies are never. ending, but Gods love is all encompassing! Thank you for your words of encouragement. it helps knowing there are others who fully understand in a world of people that don’t ‘get’ how we deal with the pain.

  2. Kerryn Wright says:

    Beautiful words Kelly. Such an encouraging devotional. Thanks! :-)

    This was especially beautiful: “God has wrapped me in His loving arms and whispered His words of love over and over again to my heart through the numerous scripture verses, hymns, and praise songs I have hidden there as treasures.”

    God is so very gracious when we need Him most. Sorry that you’ve been going through tough times with sleep AND very thankful for His help, comfort, whispers & peace for you. Gentle hugs. God bless. Lotsoluv Kerryn

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