Suffering Is Everywhere
This post is less about my pain and more about awareness of the struggles of so many young and old. I’ve felt uncomfortable in my own body since early this morning. I’ve adjusted my spinal stimulator twice today and I’ve done everything to help better my situation. Still I wait second by second longing for relief from the constant physical torment. And while you might hear my cry for help there are countless silent cries throughout the world you may never hear.
There are so many fighting an addiction that stems from trying to cope with their pain. There are so many who feel stuck in an abusive relationship from Hell and they feel helpless. There are children all over who are living in environments that keep them with constant tears and fears. There are those who have given up that anyone even cares and who truly feel they would be better off dead than alive.
You see, pain comes in many forms. We need to see beyond our own pain. We need to realize that most we just see as trouble are most often troubled. Those we seek to alienate often need the most love and prayers. We need to pray for one another knowing each day is full of trouble. And, without Jesus none of us can make it through the next day.
“Stay alert! Watch out for your great enemy, the devil. He prowls around like a roaring lion, looking for someone to devour. Stand firm against him, and be strong in your faith. Remember that your Christian brothers and sisters all over the world are going through the same kind of suffering you are.”
1 Peter 5:8-9