I was watching a YouTube video of Dr. Gerald Jeffers yesterday and these few words moved me, “If you understood my pain, you’d understand my praise”. (If you’re not familiar with Dr. Jeffers, I invite you to check him out on YouTube. He is a prophet of God and speaks the Word oh so graciously.)
Some who used to know me, when I lived in pain (sin), in my B.C. (Before Christ) life, they see me now and wonder why I am so in love with God. Why do I praise Him so? I say, “How could I not?”
Most, so “lovingly”, love to remind me of the past and say, “but you can’t if you were that way.” I always come back with, “If you only knew Him, you’d understand!” Some laugh and say, “Ha! How are you so sure He even exists?” Scared people, out of fear, think this way. I know, I used to be one of them. *UNDERSTAND MY PAIN AND YOU WILL UNDERSTAND MY PRAISE!*
Today I read in the book of James (1:16-18)16 Do not be deceived, my beloved brethren. 17 Every good gift and every perfect gift is from above, and comes down from the Father of lights, with whom there is no variation or shadow of turning. 18 Of His own will He brought us forth by the word of truth, that we might be a kind of firstfruits of His creatures.
I laughed afterward and thought to myself, ‘see everything good is from Him, the Father of lights! YES!!! Indeed!’ *UNDERSTAND MY PAIN AND YOU WILL UNDERSTAND MY PRAISE!*
People tend to blame God when their life is crap. Not realizing it’s not His fault. They’re in the dark, listening to the father of lies, the enemy, prince of darkness, what have you…if only they caught a glimpse of light they’d see that God has always been there and that He wants them to receive every perfect gift He has for them. *UNDERSTAND MY PAIN AND YOU WILL UNDERSTAND MY PRAISE!*
If you are doubtful or a nonbeliever, trust me, once a doubter, I know HE EXISTS! After I caught that first glimpse of light, the darkness was gone, FOREVER!
HE IS THE ONLY WAY! THE ONLY TRUTH! THE ONLY LIFE!! HE IS THE GREAT I AM!!
*UNDERSTAND MY PAIN AND YOU WILL UNDERSTAND MY PRAISE!*