For every challenge encountered, there is opportunity for growth.
After the pain in your muscles from pushing them to their limit subsides, they grow stronger. When you experience pain in your heart, you can overcome it and turn it into strength. Everyone experiences pain, but the pain and hurt enable us to grow, helping us to gain wisdom and fortitude that we carry with us. It’s because of that pain that you realize how strong you are and what you can handle. Turn your pain into a source of strength. Know that no matter what you encounter, you can deal with it
But those who hope in the Lord will renew their strength. They will soar on wings like eagles; they will run and not grow weary, they will walk and not be faint. – Isaiah 40:31
Game Plan: When you do feel pain, remind yourself that no matter how bad it seems, pain is a temporary feeling. You have been through it before and you’re still here, you’re still standing. Let the pain be felt and don’t try to cover up your emotions. Ask yourself what you can do to care for it and what you need to help lessen it. No matter what, remember that there is hope in the future.