How can pain be a gift from God? Doesn’t it seem
more appropriate to say that pain is something that the devil brings upon us?
When you think of pain, do you actually think that pain comes from God? Pain is
something that God has given to us to use, and we should be thankful for it.
Pain is a gift from God in a way that you might
never imagine. Let’s take leprosy, for instance. Leprosy is a disease
that causes people not to have pain. Just imagine what life would be like
without pain. Imagine how people with leprosy have to live their lives. At
first, when you hear, “life without pain,” you think that would be nice, right?
Well, just think about it. Leprosy causes people to become unaware of
sensations that would otherwise invoke an immediate response. For example,
when a leprosy patient’s hand is lying on the hot oven, burning, he or she
doesn’t know enough to remove it! Or imagine how their eyes dry, up because without
blinking, which stimulates tear ducts, the eyes don’t stay moist and become
painful. For you and me, the way that we can tell that our eyes are dry is
through pain, Although we may not feel that type of pain, our brain recognizes
God allows us to have pain because it
helps us recognize where we are infected or hurt. Without pain, the doctor
would not be able to “fix what is broken.” When you have pain, it is typical
to go see a doctor. When you go to the doctor’s office, you make sure to
tell the doctor what is wrong and where the pain is. God’s gift of pain
allows the doctor to find out what is wrong and to begin treatment.
Overall, pain is something people should
be thankful for. Without it, life would be difficult and shorter. God
has reasons for everything He does. Although we sometimes ask Him why, —
“Why all the pain?” — rest assured that there is always a good reason for
it. God has His plans for everyone, and His idea of pain should be
considered a gift, an incredible gift for which we should be thankful. It is up
to us to make pain our servant, not our master.