Pain is inherently uncomfortable, but what happens if you or someone you love has to deal with pain every single day? People say they will pray for you, and then they run for the hills. There is a grieving process over all that is lost under such circumstances. There is also a choice: what will my attitude be? Gordon and Cherise Selley choose to praise the Lord each and every day, in the midst of extreme pain. They have discovered that pain is an instrument which is used in sharing the sufferings of Christ. Listen in for a deeply honest conversation about the challenges of chronic pain for the one suffering and those supporting and loving them. Learn to stay out of judgement and remain in curiosity with people suffering with chronic pain. If you, or someone you love, is in pain, trust the Lord and surrender. He may have a plan for your pain to reach many others.
In this episode, you'll discover:
-how to walk out practical aspects of faith through pain...06:00
-the faith journey of a young man through multiple surgeries and losing everything...07:30
-learn how Gordon and Cherise met and fell in love...11:00
-identity crises through hardship as well as through merging lives together...16:00
-how to prevent bitterness, self-pity, and resentment when things don't go as planned...19:00
-what you should do with people who are uncomfortable with the pain and suffering of others...24:00
-what can you do to reach out to someone who is in great pain?...27:30
-How to practice practical positivity and hope with the wisdom of God...34:00
-Pain is a great teacher and God redeems those times...38:00
-Gordon's huge, courageous breakthrough regarding his body, the Holy Spirit's temple...42:00
-Discipline through pain: turn pain over to the Lord in exchange for His joy...46:00
-How growing up surrounded by a parent in chronic pain impacted their two sons...49:00
Resources mentioned in this episode:
Pursue Real Hope Gordon and Cherise's book
The Gordon and Cherise Show, their podcast. https://gordonandcherise.com/podcasts/
Call to action:
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