No Pain No Gain

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Well, I started the next phase of my recovery efforts today. I walked a good bit without my cane and did a few physical therapy exercises. It’s not been an easy day at all. In fact, now that I’ve tried laying down deep pain is flooding my body. I’m not surprised by it, but you never get used to it.

I’ve learned from the past that the only way forward is to walk through the pain. Every nerve fiber within me seems unhappy at the moment. My brain keeps telling me don’t do anymore of that again. My faith keeps telling me don’t give up. I know for certain that no pain equals no gain. Meaning things will have to feel unsettled before things will settle.

This deep throbbing pain reminds me of so many days gone by. In some ways it makes me think that nothing has changed. That I’m just fooling myself thinking things can get better. Think about it though how often do we have to go through extreme pain to experience real gain. The pain aims to frighten you, but God wants to use it to heighten you. You can’t run from it so you’ve just got to determine to walk through it. 

“When you go through deep waters, I will be with you. When you go through rivers of difficulty, you will not drown. When you walk through the fire of oppression, you will not be burned up; the flames will not consume you.” (Isaiah 43:2)

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