top of page
  • David Sutton

Growing Pains

It is not uncommon for children or teenagers to wake up in the morning and say that their legs hurt or their muscles ache. If they didn’t do anything particularly strenuous the preceding days, we might explain that they have growing pains. Growth sometimes is painful, including spiritual growth, because of the nature of the issues we are dealing with.

Sometimes the issues are long-standing patterns that afflict our thinking or lure our flesh. Those patterns form grooves that we easily fall into and have difficulty getting out of. Other times the issues are practices we know we should start, but lack of organization, determination, or confidence prevents us from adding to our faith. Still other times the issues are wrong reactions to opposition or distress. We want to do right, but we don’t.

Know this: the Lord loves you and wants you to grow. He wants to help you. Confess known sin, and by faith operate by what you know the Word of God says. The Lord will give you the grace to change, and the result will be growth. Is it hard to grow? Sometimes it is. But the perseverance is worth it.

4 views0 comments

Recent Posts

See All

Trust in the Lord

One of the familiar verses in the Bible is Proverbs 3:5-6: “Trust in the LORD with all thine heart; and lean not unto thine own understanding. 6 In all thy ways acknowledge him, and he shall direct th

From Birth to Resurrection

At Christmas we celebrate the birth of Christ. On Resurrection Sunday we celebrate the resurrection of Christ. The one event requires the other, yet both required God’s giving His Son. John 3:16 says,

Only in America?

Sometimes we can think that the fully developed doctrines of Christianity and church worship only exist in America. While it is true that the United States has been greatly blessed by the Lord to have


Post: Blog2_Post
bottom of page