There are times when it is hard to smile, for when I do the the pain shows through, but if not for this pain, would I know to fight? My pain is more than a physical sensation that is signaled from the body to the brain, it is a mental labyrinth of exhausting corridors of twist and turns in search of relief. As my pain begins to wake I frantically search for substances to fight off this invading force, and as I search, I search with reckless abandon, for the time grows near as my pain begins to yawn and spread his outstretched arms, both signs of his impending rise. As I continue my fruitless search for a substance to kill my pain my pain finds me instead. Now standing tall and towering over me I drop to my knees and I begin to pray…..
“Lord as my pain continues to take advantage of me I pray to You for relief, for the pain that I feel rises daily. Lord I pray that You take this pain that has invaded my body and send it back from whence it came. Lord I am truly in need of Your saving grace.”
He heals the broken-hearted and binds up their wounds.