Pain. I don't like pain; I'm pretty sure it's unhealthy to like it. But there is a place for pain in our life. Think about physical pain: there are some people with a condition where they don't feel pain. They could stick their hand in a fire and never feel a thing. Cool right? No! They could cause severe damage to their body causing infection and maybe even leading to death-but no pain. Pain warns us of danger, pain alerts us that something is wrong, pain tells us something needs mended, and pain tells us something needs healed. So if we ignore pain or shove it into the depths; ignore it; we are unaware of danger, and the broken and wounded cannot be healed. It will stay broken. Pain is not our enemy, pain is actually our ally. Not our friend; we don't want to hang out with pain; but an ally that can help guide us through the path of war. So don't ignore pain, or hide it. If we do we will remain broken and hopeless. No, embrace it and walk through it; for through that pain Jesus will make you stronger, fuller, and more alive!