Have you ever experienced relational pain? Those interpersonal relationships that cause you pain and heartache? Maybe even rejection or betrayal? Most of us have experienced relationships that cause us pain, but it’s not something that is talked about very much. How do we deal with it? What happens in the fallout? How do we move on? Jessica Van Roekel and I talk about relationship pain and the hope that’s available.
In our painful trials, God offers us the gift of lament as a place of brutal honesty regarding our pain and all its emotional baggage. And it is a gift. Even though lament is from our voice, it is offered in the presence of a listening and compassionate God. In our lament he brings his presence to our pain. How do we use the gift of lament to hold onto hope in the midst of suffering and difficulties?
Emotional pain is an inevitable part of the human experience. Whether it stems from a broken relationship, the loss of a loved one, or a traumatic event, emotional pain can be incredibly distressing and impactful on our overall well-being. It is important to recognize that suppressing or ignoring this pain can have detrimental effects on our mental and physical health. Read more for how to effectively deal with emotional pain to aid in personal growth and resilience.
Most people can identify with physical pain. We’ve all been there… a broken arm, a skinned knee, a sunburn. But there are other less discussed types of pain that cause just as much and sometimes even more damage in people’s lives. Most people don’t talk about emotional pain. It’s too embarrassing. It’s too hurtful. But this is something we need to have an open conversation about if we really want to find hope, help, and healing. Join me with Dr. Mel Tavares as we talk about emotional pain. What is it and what do we do about it?
Pain is universal, but when it persists, more than anything we want it alleviated. James 1:2-8 gives us great insight into how to reframe our focus when the pain is unending and we long to return to a pain-free existence. Discover how to reframe your focus during persistent pain and find wisdom in trials. Painful trials do serve a purpose.