Pain is Like Coal

Morning Thought: Pain is like coal. It’s not very valuable in itself. Hold on to it and you’ll be left with dark stains. But, if you throw the coal of pain into the fire of prayer it will produce power. That’s how the old locomotives moved: coal + fire = steam/power. That’s also how you’ll move forward in God. Don’t waste your pain on complaining; convert it to power through prayer. “Call upon Me in the day of trouble; I shall rescue you, and you will honor Me” (Psalms 50:15, NASB).

Published by: ggerhauser

Born and raised on Long Island, New York, I migrated to Australia in 1999. That’s when I married my beautiful wife, Anna, and we planted our church and Bible School. We’re now the proud parents of four children, ranging in age from eight to twenty-one. We’re still pastoring the same beautiful church, Church on the Park, in the the heart of Brisbane, Australia ( We also continue to teach our awesome students at Holy Fire Ministry Training School ( I love to write and encourage God's people. And something that many people don't know, I'm a DJ as well (aka DJ SOL Vibes).

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