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And because of my chains, most of the brothers and sisters have become confident in the Lord and dare all the more to proclaim the gospel without fear.
Philippians is one of four letters that the Apostle Paul wrote from prison. So here’s a man who is a GIANT of our Christian faith, writing from a place of pain, and telling the world that many of his brothers and sisters have been encouraged in Jesus and are now growing in their boldness to proclaim the gospel because of the chains that bind HIM!
Have you ever wondered, “Why am I in such a fix?” Or maybe “How can I stand up under this load another day?” If ever there was a man who could have raised his hand to either of those two questions, it would have been St. Paul. In that day and in that context, Paul as a Jew had walked away from present day religious fame like no other Jewish religious leader had ever done. The world was at his feet in his own nation had he stayed, but he was drawn to Jesus and walked away from all of it to follow Christ. In time, his faith put him in prison. But somehow, through all of Paul’s pain and suffering he learned “Your Pain Has A Purpose.” Whatever you’re going through today that seems unbearable, just hold on. “Your Pain Has A Purpose!”
I thank You for my trials and the times I didn’t know what to do. It took a while, but through the years I’ve learned that “My Pain Has Always Had A Purpose!” Amen