God has always challenged me to write what I know. So, here is what I know today. . .
I am in pain, physical pain. This is not a statement to evoke pity, but rather prayer. It is my daily reality. There are times, however, when my back issues decide to have more of a presence in my life and make more of a statement. This past week as been one of “those” weeks. After five visits to the chiropractor in one week, there is relief.
When I have a flare up like this, I know what to do. First of all, resist the urge to panic because those emotions never lead to healing. Second, get to the chiropractor so he can help address the source of my issue. Third, apply ice and heat, rest, and wait it out. Eventually, I will be able to stretch and exercise again as I am accustomed to, but for the time being, I must put those things aside and pay attention to what my body is telling me.
God speaks to me during seasons of pain. Sometimes there are great revelations and other times not so much. However, He always knows where I am on the journey. He never loses sight of me even though I may lose sight of where I am.
When I am faced with issues that are not physical, the process is the same; take the pain to the source of help and don’t panic! Allow Him to adjust it. As He does, I do the work by digging in and applying the truth of the Word to those areas that are painful or causing me pain. What does He say about my current situation? Where is there a similar situation to mine in the Bible? How did Jesus model this for me? Then I wait for my strength to be restored as I rest in Jesus.
Seems simple, but many times it is not. However, it is most certainly possible. Healing always comes, sometimes more quickly than other times because He is a faithful and loving God.
So here is what I know today, I am known and He knows right where I am. If He knows this about me, He knows it about you.
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Your blog is a blessing
Thank you, Karen.