“When a woman is in labour, she has pain, because the hour has come. But when her child is born, she no longer remembers the anguish because of the joy of having brought a human being into the world.” John 16:21
A child is born, and the entire world rejoices! His family congratulate the mother and the father, but none of them carried the burden. None of them knew those processes and stages of pregnancy the women went through to have the child.
All they know is a child is born.
The days, the weeks, and the months that the woman suffered so much pains, sleepless nights, back pain, that she would turn here and there in bed, unable to sleep because the child inside her just want to turn the other way or this way while she wants to her sleeping position to be the other way. What about the moments this woman would find every food irritated to her? How about the series of fever she had as result of body changing?
None of these does anyone knew. Yes, they saw her during her pregnancy. They saw the bulging tummy, the once slimmed pretty feet –now turned fat and too heavy, and also the saw the excessive fatness she’d grown overnight.
Yes, all these symptoms, appearances, they’d seen BUT none of them were able to know her inner feelings, her pains, her agony, and her willingness to bore the child.
This same process is likened her to every believer’s period of pains. Jesus, while on earth, was addressing his disciples here and telling them about how their pains and their sorrow will turn to joy.
It is still refers to today.
You may have so many pains within you, concerning personal matters that trouble you. I would like you to note this; ‘every pain, irrespective of the sizes, or the volume, is temporal.’
Do not conclude in your heart, or by yourself that all hope is lost. No! No hope is lost for you. As long as God exists and forever more He will, so you do not have to panic.
No pain is permanent! The only way out of your pains is you need to keep on strongly to your faith in God. He alone can deliver you. He alone is capable of removing all your pains. Go to Him; talk to Him, show Him your pains, discuss your worries with Him, and then leave everything in His hands. He will take care of them all.
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