Pain is Strength

Coming to understand what pain really is resulted from many years of personal experiences with pain.  Merriam-Webster defines pain as an acute mental or emotional distress or suffering or grief. Pain in the Strong’s Concordance #6093 states that pain stands for itstsabon (its-tsaw-bone’) meaning pain, toil, and labor. What do you usually get after labor (work)? Usually, you will get a reward or a recompense for whatever labor or work that you put in. Thus, pain equals labor, a working of the flesh to obtain a spiritual reward and recompense afterward. Sometimes the greater your faith, the greater your pain and this equates to how great the enemy or adversities that will come against you.

Undergo a renewing of your mind daily. If you do not renew your mind in regards to pain, challenges, attacks, and sufferings, you will never enjoy your life.  Anything of value carries pain. For example, attaining higher levels of anything be it a profession, getting into shape, ministry, or to succeed in whatever you are striving for will require pain. The cliché’, “no pain, no gain” rings true. This world has taught that pain equals bad. Not at all. Great rewards and wisdom hold a certain amount of pain with it. You just have to embrace it because pain equals growth.

The hurt that you may feel simultaneously produces strength. Some people focus heavily on the pain experience not realizing that they are still here, still striving, and moving forward. You should ask yourself, “how am I still here? How am I still fighting?” In the midst of the hurt, the hurt makes you stronger. In this, you see that you cannot get stronger without pain. Just think, your pain experience brings you to a place of strength. If not for those many painful moments, you would shrink in the days of adversity.

Yah (God) uses pain to build you rather than uses it to destroy you.  Sometimes you wonder where all of this pain came from and what you may have done to deserve it but remember Job. The pain suffered by Job happens to be an encounter for qualifying him to the next level of promotion rather than his destruction.  Yah (God) gave him twice as much of what he lost.

2 Corinthians 12:10 KJV

10 Therefore I take pleasure in infirmities, in reproaches, in necessities, in persecutions, in distresses for Mashiach’s (Christ’s) sake: for when I am weak, then I am strong.

Pain occurs for a moment. This affliction works glory in your life and in the new life in Mashiach (Christ) to come.

Psalm 119:71 KJV

71 It is good for me that I have been afflicted; that I might learn thy statutes.

The wisest people with the greatest revelations goes through the greatest challenges. Even the Apostle Paul came to Yah (God) three times for what he described as a thorn in his flesh. Let’s look at 2 Corinthians 12:7 KJV, “7 And lest I should be exalted above measure through the abundance of the revelations, there was given to me a thorn in the flesh, the messenger of Satan (Hasatan) to buffet me, lest I should be exalted above measure. 2 Corinthians 12:8 KJV. 8 For this thing I besought the Lord (Elohim) thrice, that it might depart from me. The abundance of revelation that Paul received showed that Yah (God) allowed him to keep that thorn in his flesh, that it might keep him humbled.

Pain teaches you something that you cannot learn in a church or an assembly. You will learn things about Yah (God). Many people want the supernatural blessings but they do not want to go through the pain to get it. The manifestation of spiritual fruit comes with a price, a price to burn your flesh and feel the pain that cost. Just know that your weakness is made perfect in Yah (God). 2 Corinthians 12:9 KJV, 9 And he said unto me, My grace is sufficient for thee: for my strength is made perfect in weakness. Most gladly, therefore, will I rather glory in my infirmities, that the power of (Mashiach) Christ may rest upon me.

Yah (God) remains always with us, even in the times when He seems to be quiet during our painful moments. Psalms 34:18 KJV, 18 The Lord (Elohim) is nigh unto them that are of a broken heart: and saveth such as be of a contrite spirit.

The purpose of this writing aims for people to not only hear me but feel me. Do not contain your pain, let it out. Releasing it can be a balm of healing for others. Embrace pain. Take it one day at a time and moment by moment and know that it gets better. John 16:20-21 KJV, 20 Verily, verily I say unto you, that ye shall weep and lament, but the world shall rejoice: and ye shall be sorrowful, but your sorrow shall be turned into joy. 21 A woman when she is in travail hath sorrow because her hour is come: but as soon as she is delivered of the child, she remembereth no more the anguish, for joy that a man is born in the world.


  1. This has touched my heart. Love it!

  2. What a wonderful write- up, AnaniYah! Our coaches taught us that pain is weakness, when in actuality it’s a manifestation of growth and strength. Beautiful insight!!!

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