Everyone goes through something in life, and if you haven’t, you will. Periods of anger, grief, sadness, and resentment are just the tip of the iceberg when it comes to what we experience. Some wear their heart on their sleeves and you can tell what emotions they are feeling just by looking at them. Others, you may have to dig a little deeper, or you may never even know. You may wear a smile or act like everything is okay when in reality, there is a tornado of feelings swirling around inside. This can be very hard to deal with at times and sometimes the battle within seems so strong that you feel it will never go away. You are in constant pain.
Now, for anyone who has had a physical ailment requiring a complicated procedure or major surgery, you know that some sort of anesthetic is given. This may be given to relieve pain, prevent movement of a certain part of the body, or to cause unconsciousness. Even for migraines, allergies, or the flu, anything that disrupts your normal state of physical existence may cause you to seek measures to find relief.
So when life slaps you in the face, and throws you a knockout from which you think you might never get up, let Jesus be your anesthesia. You don’t have to put up with the abuse from your situation on a daily basis. Let Jesus be your anesthesia. You don’t have to be mentally drained or emotionally stained. Let Jesus be your anesthesia.
Take a deep breath, inhale, exhale, close your eyes, relax and let the grasp of God’s love take control.
Jesus already went through this so you don’t have to (alone). SO YOU DON’T HAVE TO (ALONE). He took the beatings, the naysayers, the backstabbers, and the persecution. It can be SO HARD sometimes, and our pain can seem to last SO LONG. We have to constantly remind ourselves of the beauty of Christ and remember God’s forgiveness.
Acts 14:22 says, “strengthening the disciples and encouraging them to remain true to the faith. “We must go through many hardships to enter the kingdom of God.”
We are told we will face trials and tribulations but Jesus is with us and he was victorious over those things, so we can be victorious also. It won’t always be easy; but even when it gets hard you can become numb with Jesus’ anesthesia and he will cause you not to feel the pain that you would without it.
Psalm 30:5 says, “For his anger endureth but a moment; in his favour is life: weeping may endure for a night, but joy cometh in the morning”
Giving in to the anesthesia of the grace of God may seem easier said than done. Talk to him like a friend, be raw, and be real.
Try not to let life slap you in the face over and over if it isn’t necessary. Remember that you have something powerful in your veins and more importantly in your heart.