We All Need Somebody Like This
How many times has someone uttered the words “you just don’t understand”? I know I’ve said it on more than a few occasions. It doesn’t mean everyone doesn’t struggle, but not everyone has the same struggles. For example, I’ve never gone to war. I’ve never gone through a divorce. I’ve never dealt with the death of a parent, spouse, or child. I have experienced life changing chronic pain.
September 2015 my life was totally changed when I suffered a major slip and fall. Much like a car wreck that happens so quickly I’m still digesting my new normal. I’ve gone through all the stages of complicated grief. I’ve tried with all I’ve got to just get over it. I just can’t when my pain is still so great and my permanent nerve damage is still wrecking every area of my life.
I’ve concluded there is only one way to find healing and that’s to walk through it. However, I don’t believe God wants me to do this alone. Outside of letting Him take me by the hand I believe I must surround myself around with others who really understand. Those who battle chronic pain day and night. Who wonder how they can go on living in their present condition. Who know apart from Jesus they would be strung out on some drug or jumping off some bridge. I need people who really get my pain, my struggle, and the everyday griefs associated with it. Therefore, I plan to start a chronic pain support group soon for mutual encouragement with others who really understand my kind of battle. Whatever your greatest struggle you need somebody who understands you when many others just can’t understand.
“He comforts us in all our troubles so that we can comfort others. When they are troubled, we will be able to give them the same comfort God has given us.”
(2 Corinthians 1:4)(NLT)