Are You Trying To Overcome Pain?

Are You Trying To Overcome Pain?

I wrote this for my Overcomers people because it's an issue those in recovery deal with, but we all deal with pain and sin. There can be a confusion regarding the term overcoming. What exactly are we supposed to overcome? It may not be what you think. You can’t overcome pain. You've tried desperately to do good. You want off this roller-coaster. Still, you struggle with the addiction and chronic cycles of negative behavior. Here’s the thing: The pain you feel cannot be overcome, not even with the help of a 12-step program. Pain has to be healed. Period. End of story. God is the only one who can heal and take away your pain. And you’re the only one who can let Him. I spent years trying to overcome my pain. At first, I didn’t even know that pain was driving my behavior. I was just empty inside and was searching for love in all the wrong places. My heart was encased in a shell of...
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