Pain tells a story,
A dreadful saga,
Whenever it writes.
Its callous message
By demonic design.
No gentle poem,
Or refreshing prose;
Pain never does rhyme.
Its words are harmful
Phrases which deride.
Each time it visits
Or tries to abide.
It knows no limits,
For pain’s dark novel
All have read in life.
Some taste a chapter;
With no end in sight.
Yet, when the drama
Reveals its terror
It need not affright.
Pain’s dark narrative
Another tale shines.
Love tells its story,
A heavenly one.
Forever it writes.
Its wondrous message
By God’s own design.
A tender epic;
A blessed discourse.
Laced between the lines.
Its words are hopeful
Promises, on time.
God’s healing virtue,
Yet bought by His stripes.
It seals pain’s limits
And with great power
Our story rewrites.
Some, healed instantly;
Others, asked to trust
God’s sufficient side.
Heaven’s song will end
Pain’s proud parable.
Its curse will subside.
There hope is secure.
For all God’s children,
Pain’s tale He’ll revise.
And God will wipe away every tear from their eyes; there shall be no more death, nor sorrow, nor crying. There shall be no more pain, for the former things have passed away.
God has recently been nudging me to write about my journey with pain, some physical and some emotional.
Writing the full story will be difficult for a number of reasons. By default, honest sharing with others about your pain can come across as whining or complaining, and make one vulnerable to scrutiny. In addition, it is hard to ever fully describe the extent of suffering in a way that you feel others understand.
However, God knows and cares. Maybe by my sharing, others can glean from lessons I’ve learned or would be willing to share a prayer request or link to their own story of dealing with pain.
Tomorrow, I will begin the process of sharing about my journey with pain. I am calling it A Painful Saga.
Blessings in your journey.
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Amen Sue and I really identify with: Writing the full story will be difficult for a number of reasons. By default, honest sharing with others about your pain can come across as whining or complaining, and make one vulnerable to scrutiny. In addition, it is hard to ever fully describe the extent of suffering in a way that you feel others understand. Thanks as always…
Thanks, Jane. Blessings back.
First, great poem. The second, ummm..what else…..ah..everything was great! Can’t wait your Painful Saga.
Thanks, Karina. Will be hard to put in print, but if it encourages others it will be worth it. Blessings
Amen! I agree! Blessing to you sis.
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Thanks, Mae. My prayer in sharing this poem is that it ministers hope and healing to others. Blessings your way for sharing.
You’re really a blessing, Sue! Never stop blogging anointed posts. 🙂
So sweet, you are. 🙂
Yes, writing your full story can be difficult because it can be so humbling. I think it can be easier and not be seen as whining once you’ve come through it to the other side and can share victories along with the pain, and I have no doubt your story will be as a drink offering poured out where others can find comfort, hope and healing. Praying for the Spirit’s anointing and protection. ((hugs))
Thanks, Rene. Blessings for all you do, as well.
I nominated you!
I appreciate the award so much, but at this time don’t post or participate in awards. I am very grateful that you thought of me though. Blessings and I pray no hard feelings.
no hard feelings! 🙂
I know you have been thru a lot of pain. I know God is the only reason you have made it thru.
Amen. I give Him the glory but you have been by my side through it all. Thanks for all you do!
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AMEN! Praise Jesus!!!!!!!!!!!
Thanks so much, Kristiann. I have been enjoying your posts over at http://kristiann1.wordpress.com/
Your poems are beautiful! I love your posts and will support and love you no matter what. I don’t ever think someone sharing their pain is complaining or whining. I am so glad others share so that I know I am not alone. Love you dear sister in Christ! 🙂
I appreciate your support and encouragement very much. I cannot even fathom your journey. Will continue to pray for your husband and you. Pain does not just affect the person suffering; it is a journey for the loved ones, as well. Blessings. I value your input and thanks for your kind words, Toni.
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I’m catching up, finally. Does it seem to you that many of us are compelled in the same way? I’m thankful you are nudged. Thankful for you!
Lovely poetry. All too true.
Yes, Jennifer. It always amazes me how God will place similar thoughts on our thoughts. Some mornings when I go through my Reader, I find a consistent theme for the day. He has a way of getting one’s attention! Blessings
Pain is unbearable but God causes all things to work for the good of those who love him, to those who have been called according to His purpose. No pain or hurt is wasted if you go through it with God. And remember we overcome by the Word of our testimony!
I, too, have just come out of a very painful situation that had lasted for years. But by God’s grace, mercy, and strength, I’m still standing and have a testimony to share about the Lord and his faithfulness and continued love and goodness!
Praise God, Judy. He is so good to get us through for His glory. If you have shared your story, I would love to hear your testimony. Blessings
“It’s time” seems to be the current word from the Lord to many of us. That’s why I’m taking the next several days to tell God’s story through my kids’ lives.
Lord, we know that Your grace is sufficient, but I ask that you would release this dear sister from her pain – both physical and emotional. Thank You for crossing our paths so we can learn from one another. I thank You for her sweet spirit and tender heart. Thanks, Abba.
Blessings for sharing, Tami. And thanks very much for the prayers. God has been so faithful to get me through.
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Praying for you, for wisdom & guidance as you share. May the Lord lead you and use you to encourage many.
This is wonderful. I am also like this… if I can’t express it in real words, I use poem to tell it… you know what I mean. Thanks!
I totally agree with this: “Writing the full story will be difficult for a number of reasons. By default, honest sharing with others about your pain can come across as whining or complaining, and make one vulnerable to scrutiny. In addition, it is hard to ever fully describe the extent of suffering in a way that you feel others understand.”
It is very hard to open up about past hurts. God uses it in ways we can’t predict when we get the courage to do so! Thanks
Thank you so much Sue for this incredible poem and the start of your new journey in bringing your pain into the light that others may see and identify with you, sharing love and encouragement along the way …
I appreciate your kind feedback and encouragement. thanks so much!