Your daily dose of true beauty advice…
Our whole culture is so driven to not have pain, to not have to hurt. So, we have every conceivable kind of medication to numb or dull or fix the pain. So many Christian women are living these very medicated, very numb lives because they are trying to escape from the pain.
Now, I’m not saying that if you have a headache that it’s wrong to take an aspirin. But I think you need a theology that takes you beyond aspirin; that says, “I can have a headache physically, emotionally, spiritually, and life is still okay because God is still good, because not every headache is curable.”
God is going to let you walk through circumstances. God is going to, in some cases, create circumstances in your life that you will think of as a huge headache. It’s not going to go away. It’s not going to go away quickly, and it may not ever go away in this lifetime.
God says, “Don’t run from the cross.” This is all about the cross. That’s the crux of the matter: getting back to the cross. It’s the willingness to suffer righteously on behalf of those who are unrighteous so that God can be glorified, and so they can be healed. So God says: “Proactively look for ways to do good. Don’t run.”
~Nancy Leigh DeMoss in “When Marriages Hurt“