Let It Hurt!

Let It Hurt! - Lisa U Maki

Most of the time, you will start getting worse before you start feeling better. This is what you call the transition process, and it can be very challenging. It will make you feel doubtful of your situation. It will make you want to give up. It will even make you want to run away. This process can be a healing process, a deliverance process, a bondage breaking process, or a restoration process. Whatever process it is, remember that it is necessary for what God is taking you away from and where He is bringing you to. You have to go through it if you want to proceed to the next level.
Yes it will hurt and yes it may hurt so badly. But you've been hurt so many times anyway, so what's the difference? The good thing about it is this time around you are hurting to get better. So instead of complaining and asking why it hurts so much, just let it hurt.
Let me share with you some Scriptures that will further explain what I am saying.
For He bruises, but He binds up; He wounds, but His hands make whole. (Job 5:18)
See that? God bruises us first before He binds up; He wounds us so He can make us whole.
When the Lord has washed away the filth of the daughters of Zion, and purged the blood of Jerusalem from her midst, by the spirit of judgment and by the spirit of burning, then the Lord will create above every dwelling place of Mount Zion, and above her assemblies, a cloud and smoke by day and the shining of a flaming fire by night. For over all the glory there will be a covering. And there will be a tabernacle for shade in the daytime from the heat, for a place of refuge, and for a shelter from storm and rain. (Isaiah 4:4-6)
Though this Scripture refers to a future event that we are all waiting for... when God will finally tabernacle with men, it also talks about something very personal: our healing and deliverance. God is saying here that our filth, which can be any of our past issues and sins, will be washed away and purged by the spirit of judgment and spirit of burning. Then He will create a place for us where we will trust and rely on no one but Him. He will be our protection day and night.
Perhaps you are going through a marital crisis and you've been praying so hard for God to come through for you. But instead of things getting better, they get worse. Why? So that God can heal you of your own issues. Forget about your husband first. God is doing what needs to be done to him. Think about yourself first and your own sets of issues. You may have been betrayed in the past which is why you are so scared that your husband will leave you. God is healing you from that. He is teaching you to rely totally on Him and what He says in His Word. He is teaching you to have faith not in your husband but in Him. Unless you go through this process, God can't make your marriage better. So if you grumble, complain, and resist, you are just making it more difficult for God to complete His process in you.
Or maybe you are going through a major financial crisis and you feel that God is not hearing your prayers. Instead of getting out of debt you are getting deeper in debt. Instead of being accepted in the jobs you are applying for, you get one rejection after the next. Why? So that God can make you a better steward of His riches. He is taking you away from your faith in yourself and in your abilities so you can trust in Him and His abilities. He is humbling you so He can work through you, and therefore make you successful for His glory and not yours.
Whatever it is you are going through, you have to bear the pain no matter how painful it gets. Let your hurts draw you closer to God, increase your faith, and make you surrender to Him. The more it hurts, the more you should persevere. The more you persevere, the closer you get to your finish line.
So the next time it hurts, let it hurt. You need it to cross-over.
Lisa Maki is the founder of God'z Gurlz, a Bible-based online magazine for women whose mission is to is to provide a place where women can learn to manage their emotions, experience healing, receive love and acceptance, be free to be who God made them to be, and be the best they can be in their homes, schools, professions, relationships, and calling, through sharing of insights and experiences, counseling, prayer, and devotionals, thereby learning from and supporting each other.For more of Lisa's articles, visit http://godzgurlz.com/ Article Source: http://EzineArticles.com/?expert=Lisa_U_Maki Article Source: http://EzineArticles.com/7454735