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"Peace amid Pain "
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Obedience and pain
Obedience treats pain (5)

3 - Obedience ends lots of pain
There are some pains that do not end until we obey and return to God; the purpose of it is to make us return to Him. Therefore, God might press on us and go on in pressing until we surrender, submit and obey, then pressure will halt and the pain will be uplifted.

Prior to his return to his father’s house, the lost son was exposed to a series of pressures and stress, we can read on it, in the gospel of Luke, chapter 15.
There arose a severe famine in that land and he began to be in want. Then he went and joined himself to a citizen of that country, and he sent him into his fields to feed swine. And he would gladly have filled his stomach with the pods that the swine ate, and no one gave him anything.

But when he came to himself, he said, ‘How many of my father’s hired servants have bread enough and to spare, and I perish with hunger!  I will arise and go to my father'.

Brother, You could be under growing tension, you might have pressures at work, troubles at home and sadness because of your personal circumstances, let me tell you: “For we have spent enough of our past lifetime[ in doing the will of the Gentiles.” (1 Peter 4:3). It’s enough what you have lost at work, home and emotionally; stop rebellion and disobedience. Never believe that your conditions would improve while you are separated from God; pain will not be removed as long as you’re away from Him, there will be no end to your sufferings until you return to God.

The Heavenly Father is still opening his arms waiting for your coming back, then your pain and hunger will cease. God says in the story of the lost son: “But when he was still a great way off, his father saw him and had compassion, and ran and fell on his neck and kissed him”. Then what did he do?! He changed and switched until everything was new, the father said to his servants: ‘Bring out the best robe and put it on him, and put a ring on his hand and sandals on his feet. And bring the fatted calf here and kill it, and let us eat and be merry; for this my son was dead and is alive again; he was lost and is found.'

Brother, should you be looking for Joy and you couldn’t find it, I call you to return now to the Heavenly Father. For that God said: “Behold, I will throw out at this time the inhabitants of the land, and will distress them, that they may find it so” ( Jeremiah 10:18).

Lets return before the troubles intensify and we lose everything; before it’s too late, for there is a time for blessing and a time for visitation. We may encounter what Esau has confronted who came up after it was too late; in the epistle of Hebrews, it was written about him that: “He found no place for repentance, though he sought it diligently with tears.” (Hebrews 12:17).

Brother, if you feel you are away from God, do not despair, He waits for your return; do not reject God’s voice and His spirit inside you. Arise and go back to your father, then your pains will end. He will lead you bringing you out of dire distress into a broad place where there is no restraint.

Magdy Samuel

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