No Pain, No Gain

Nobody likes to hear this, but pain is a teacher.

Life lessons, and many biblical lessons, are learned through pain. It’s not that God causes intentional harm or hurt to us, but when we find ourselves in a hard place, the Bible says, “And we know that all things work together for good to those who love God, to those who are the called according to His purpose” (Romans 8:28).

In this episode of Identity Advantage, Daphne and Angie discuss how pain is often a crossroad between defeat and victory. And in reality, both defeat and victory will have some kind of pain. But for those who love God, the lessons on the other side are always worth the cost.

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2 thoughts on “No Pain, No Gain

  1. It is good to see you are relating Romans 8:28 to pain and suffering. That is what leads up to that verse from Romans 8:18. It is like the verse should read “I can endure all things through Christ who strengthens me”. But many Christians want to have this as their free ticket to go for some kind of greatness. That is often more selfishness than suffering for the Lord as the context reads.

    • I think Romans 8:28 can apply to a lot (because it reveals God’s character) but there are definitely trials that strengthen and better us 🙂 I’ve never thought about Christians using Philippians 4:13 as a free ticket to greatness but I suppose there might be some… I’ve always viewed that scripture as an encouragement that we can “do” (as in put forth, complete, or act) in the strength of Christ —which is definitely necessary when going through a trial. Our own strength never quite gets the job done!

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