I like to say: ‘No pain, no pain ‘James says: ‘No pain, no perfection’ (James 1v2-4)
Pain that perfects is pain that forces us to deal with what’s going on inside us – forces us to make adjustments; slow down; go with Plan C; give up on getting it all done myself. Pain perfected Jesus who ‘learned obedience through what he suffered.’ (Hebrews 5v8)
Pain would crush us if we didn’t have a Father in heaven who turns the things we suffer into paths to perfection for us (Romans 8v28). Can you trust God with the pain you, or people around you, are facing today?