Pain and God

Pain is not caused by God
He does not afflict His children.
Whether physical, emotional or spiritual,
Pain can have many causes,
Often unknown to us,
But sometimes is the result
Of our own behaviour or choices.

One thing we can affirm
Is that God is the Only One
Who can heal that pain.
If we are willing to acknowledge
That we cannot heal ourselves
And that we need His help,
He will send His Holy Healer,
The One who comes alongside,
Our Comforter, the powerful Paraclete,
His Mighty Holy Spirit,
To bind up our wounds,
And give us strength to suffer,
If need be,
Or to grant us instant deliverance.

So we can praise God for pain
Which teaches us dependence
Upon a loving God
Who heals pain!

Honoria A Groves