Out of pain, blessing

from blue pueblo

from blue pueblo

He was pain in the … But he got prosperity.

When Jabez was born, his mother despaired. His mother had named him Jabez, saying, “I gave birth to him in pain” — 1 Chron. 4:9 NIV.

from Beautiful Mother Nature on Tumblr

from Beautiful Mother Nature on Tumblr

But he prayed. Jabez cried out to the God of Israel, “Oh, that you would bless me and enlarge my territory! Let your hand be with me, and keep me from harm so that I will be free from pain.” And God granted his request – 1 Chron. 4:10 NIV. Prayer turned pain into prosperity.


  • play the victim.
  • feel sorry for yourself.
  • look for people to blame.


  • pray.
  • believe God to change circumstances.
  • look for people to support you in prayer.

Everybody wants bounty. The unavoidable path towards it is through difficulty, failure, reverses. Prayer carries you forward to the blessing.



25 responses to “Out of pain, blessing

  1. Thank you! I so needed this today!

  2. guilty of all the don’ts and discovering the dos… 😉

  3. Especially loved: “Prayer turned pain into prosperity”. Really needed this today; thank you!

  4. Reblogged this on Living Day by Day and commented:
    Prayer can indeed turn pain into prosperity. God will grant our requests; we just need to trust in Him totally to meet all our needs.

  5. Beautiful encouragement for us! Thank you!

  6. motivating… the pictures are soothing

  7. Really needed to read this this morning, too. Your blog and ministry is a blessing. God bless.

  8. My favorite line: Prayer carries you forward to the blessings. Thankful for my blessings. Great reminders, great post!

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  10. Pingback: The Journey of the Jabez Prayer | Melanie Schierer - Fully Exposed

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