Is God Glorified In My Menstrual Pain?

Hello friend.
Each month, I kind of dread the cycle. I understand the complexity of it (not really, as I am not a doctor), but it also is a testament of the creativity and supremacy of God.
Women were specially created, to be honest.

Most months, I experience pain except I take meds. My sis thinks the drugs are too strong and I shouldn’t be taking them, but I’ll not be able to do much if I don’t.
Few weeks ago, I was thinking about menstrual pain on my way to Sunday service and how I was super tired of it.
I got to church and while the guest minister shared word of knowledge, he talked about a lady who hurts during her cycle and how God had healed her.
I claimed it and when I got home, I threw my drugs away while declaring that by His stripes, I am healed.
But as I got home yesterday, I caught myself thinking: ‘God did not heal me’.
That thought alone made me sad, but I remembered a goal I wrote in my journal for this year that I wanted to be very open and truthful with God. Pretense had to stop; He already sees my heart so hiding it only hurts me more.
I silently asked why He hadn’t healed me and the scripture that immediately came to mind was the man in the Bible who was born blind.
When the disciples asked Jesus who sinned that he was born that way, Jesus said no one did, but that His life was to give glory to God.
I love how NLT puts it: John 9: 1-3

As Jesus was walking along, he saw a man who had been blind from birth. “Rabbi,” his disciples asked him, “why was this man born blind? Was it because of his own sins or his parents’ sins?”

“It was not because of his sins or his parents’ sins,” Jesus answered. “This happened so the power of God could be seen in him.

 

Thinking about it alone makes one wonder, so, why him?
Couldn’t God be glorified in someone else’s life?
The verse played in my head and I noticed that the resentment towards God was gone.
It got worse, the pain that is, but my mindset was fixed on the glory of God. This too shall pass.
Then I wake and find the YouVersion daily scripture speaking directly to my current thoughts.
No temptation has overtaken you except what is common to mankind. And God is faithful; he will not let you be tempted beyond what you can bear. But when you are tempted, he will also provide a way out so that you can endure it.
1 Chorinthians 12:13
…He will provide a way out so that you can endure it. That’s a promise!
It’s funny because on Wednesday, during midweek, Pastor Oyinkan talked about how many believers miss the opportunity to live in God’s power because it often disguises as pain or problem.
And many of us think we can’t handle it.
Think about Joseph. The fulfillment of his weird dreams were wrapped up in slavery and prison.
We often make it seem like Joseph was a guru and found it easy to forgive his brothers, but I’m sure he just learned to give his pain to God.
In menstrual pain or any kind of pain in my life, God will be glorified.
Hallelujah. Amen.
What about you?
Have you learned anything with a current or past pain?
How did you even handle it?
Please, share, we’ll be really blessed.
Love and light,
Mobolaji
Just as I clicked share, I saw my Proverbs 31 Woman devotional pop-up:
This is not a coincidence guys!

2 thoughts on “Is God Glorified In My Menstrual Pain?

  1. I shared this with Toyin yesterday.
    One of the most ironic verses in the Bible..

    “Now Jesus loved Martha, and her sister, and Lazarus. When he had heard therefore that he was sick, he abode two days still in the same place where he was.”
    John 11:5‭-‬6 KJV

    How can you love someone and wait till they are dead before you arrive?

    Simple:

    His glory:

    Jesus said to her, “Did I not say to you that if you would believe you would see the glory of God?”
    John 11:40 NKJV

    Those who He loves.. sometimes He waits till they are down and out.. He displays the most glory through them and sometimes this glory must come from death (whatever death means in each circumstance)

    B.. you are writing again.
    So proud of you. Wanted to text after Pst Ugo Retreat for you to rebegin. Thank you Jesus!

    And as I commented I heard to stay faithful with the blog again!

    Haha.

    Love you dear!

    Menstrual pain or not..our Jesus’ glory shall shine through and we shall allow Him shine indeed through us!

    Glory!

    1. Aww this made me smile.

      Thanks babe! Thank you.
      Indeed, in whatever form pain shows up as, glory will always be God’s.
      Ours is to see the glory beyond the pain and not let it spoil our friendship with Him.

      And about writing again; still, all for His glory!!!

      Hallelujah.

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