Have you ever had soul pain? What is soul pain you ask? If I must describe it, then you have not experienced it. I’m glad for those who haven’t. But for those who have, you have a special mission. A special purpose. To heal and then help others in need of comfort and healing.
There are situations and happenings that as human beings we simply cannot wrap our heads around. There are circumstances in our lives and the lives of others that there are no words to describe. Pain that seems unbearable at times reaching deep into our hearts and souls. But where the pain reaches to our very core, there is the Spirit. The one and only. The Spirit living within us. Given by our Father. Comforting. Healing. Protecting from complete brokenness.
There have been times past and present that I begin a prayer or moment of praise, to find that I can’t even speak without tears filling my eyes. I have told God on many occasions, “Father I do believe, but help my unbelief. I do not understand, but I trust you.” I simply don’t understand all there is to know about this world and why bad things happen to good people. It’s in those times of feeling so deeply for myself, my family and friends, brothers and sisters in Christ, and the world as a whole, that I simply ask the Spirit to go to God for me in moans and groans that I cannot understand. And that’s okay. Sometimes there are no words. God knows despite that. He just loves to hear from us. He wants to take the burden. He wants peace and joy for our lives. We must trust that He is the Almighty Fixer, the Great Physician, the Perfect Healer.
During some of the most painful times in my life, I have had the privilege of one of my parents, my brother, sister, or friends saying the things I needed to hear the most. Where did that beautiful moment come from? I’ll give you one guess. Those words of comfort were no accident. And on the occasions where I was the one comforting someone else, the words just seem to magically come out. When someone says, “That’s exactly what I needed to hear,” I somehow know God has used me. How awesome to be used in that way by God. To help another child of His. What an honor. What an amazing purpose for my life.
This writing is dedicated to all those who have suffered soul pain in the past and those who are suffering soul pain right now. My prayer for you is...
God of all comfort, I ask for peace, comfort, healing, and joy, for those who have suffered and are suffering at this time. May they feel your beautiful arms of love around them. In Jesus’ perfect name I pray, Amen.
“Immediately the father of the child cried out and said with tears, ‘Lord, I believe; help my unbelief!’” Mark 9:24