The more we hurt, the louder we become.
Pain is guaranteed. The Bible says that the rain falls on the evil and the good alike.
Matthew 5:44-45 NIV But I tell you, love your enemies and pray for those who persecute you, that you may be children of your Father in heaven. He causes his sun to rise on the evil and the good, and sends rain on the righteous and the unrighteous.
Part of living on this fallen planet cursed by sin is that trials happen. That’s just the way it is.
When you give your life to Christ the difficulties seen to increase. Even with increasing difficulty Jesus still wants us to shine brightly.
Matthew 5:13-14 NIV “You are the salt of the earth. But if the salt loses its saltiness, how can it be made salty again? It is no longer good for anything, except to be thrown out and trampled underfoot. “You are the light of the world. A town built on a hill cannot be hidden. (emphasis mine).
Or like that great preacher, Spider-Man said; “With great power comes great responsibility.” So don't be selfish with your pain. The things God deposits in your spirit in the midst of suffering are the same things that someday other people will desperately need.
When you’re going through a trial, it’s easy to block out other people who are hurting. You might think, I can’t worry about them. I’m sorry other people have it bad, but I’m just barely coping. I’m hanging on by a thread. I I just need to focus on me right now.
No one will blame you. But you are wasting the anointing oil your crushing produced. If you would be willing to step out in faith and serve other people when you’re in the fire yourself, you will find a huge boost in volume, because you are plugged into a microphone called pain
There are two reasons why your volume gets louder as life gets harder.
First, when you’re going through a great time of trial, people around you tend to get quieter. Their voices hush out of respect.
Smart people walk on tiptoe around hearts that are on fire.
When you’re a Christian and you’re going through a great time of difficulty, you will notice that those around you who don’t know Jesus Christ — especially those you’ve shared your faith with before — will lean in extra close. Their ears perk up. They want to see if what you have advertised is going to prove true in the product demonstration.
You told them that Jesus is the light of your world. Well, now your power has been cut, and they want to see if you can glow in the dark. You’ve told them that Jesus is the anchor for your soul; He is the solid rock you can stand on. Now everything around you is giving way, and they want to find out if you’re going to sink in the sand. If they do see your claims proven true, you’ll find a greater willingness on their part to trust Christ in their own lives.
The second reason your volume gets louder when life get harder is because in trials, you can hear God better. Why is this? Because He comes closer!
Psalms 34:18 NIV.The Lord is close to the brokenhearted and saves those who are crushed in spirit.
And the closer He is, the better we can hear Him..You’re actually better fit for ministry in the crucible of pain...
There’s perhaps no time you are as powerful as when you minister in the midst of pain.