Overcoming Pain

May 28, 2011


I live in a the world of real suffering.  People hurt one another.  Parents fail children.  Children fail parents. Husbands fail wives.  Wives fail husbands.  Friends fail friends.  How does one recover when one gets it in the neck?  We all experience massive losses.  The only choice I have is how I will respond to the false things in others and the false things in me.  


The following represents thoughts I have learned that have helped me get back up and never give up no matter what happens.  The one relationship I have come to trust is the relationship where love was made real by God.  God defined himself in His son who chose to become nothing, chose to die, and defeated death.  He invites us to come and find comfort from him when betrayal has marked our lives.  I commend these thoughts to my friends to take heart when in deep pain.  God is near to comfort, bless, and help you overcome your greatest losses. 

I will blame no one

A truth I have learned

It’s a waste of time

Generations fail

It’s the empty way I’m handed

No one will escape

The question is “What will I do?”

I’ll choose bitterness or life

I’ll not live in fear

It is a theif in the night

Comes unexpected

And I’m not ready to fight

Fear robs one of His presence

I’m the only one

Who decides how I’ll respond

With vengance or love

With judgment or with kindness

Judgment will belong to God

It is a relief

That someone knows all the truth

His mercy will reign

He knows just how you see it

He knows what you do not know

Moments when we are tested

There is always room to fail

God’s love will not shift on you

He is not like us

I will give mercy

To my greatest enemy

As God gave mercy to me

I will give away

It is who I want to be

His Spirit will give me love


© Terry S. Smith
May 27, 2011 

3 Responses to “Overcoming Pain”

  1. A very passionate poem, I love it. Thanks for the share.

  2. Keri Thompson said

    Thank you. Very needed this very day to remind where to keep my eyes focused, heart and mind. God who lifts me out of the ocean of hate!

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