You Can Only Take So Much

I’ve been awake the past 19 hours. I was fast asleep until the 4am cooler morning temperatures ran right through my nerve damaged body. All day I’ve felt like ice coals are running through my veins. After awhile it literally sucks the life out of you. I’ve just about reached that point where I would do about anything for some relief. 

You can only take so long of nonstop aching and nauseous pain. It’s literally running from my feet into my face. I told my wife you can only put mind over matter for so long. Yes, intense pain for too long can take you down some scary roads. Before you know it you’re just a shell of yourself desperately wanting relief anyway you can get it. 

I can totally understand why many in this kind of pain turn to whatever might stop it. At some point they reach a point of losing it. If not grounded and supported they turn to whatever they feel gives them the quickest fix. That may be a drug, drink, or something much more dangerous. This struggle has given me a sneak peak into understanding why some good people make some very bad decisions. They are just trying to cope and find some comfort. Apart from Christ I don’t know how anyone could do differently. 

“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)

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