Pain Connects, God Comforts

Laying on my side still waiting on the pain to settle. I have no idea what has thrown my spinal cord stimulator completely out of rhythm. It has worked so well for a few months straight. The change in temperature has to be playing some factor. Anyway, it’s not the first time and certainly won’t be the last that I will hurt this much.

Had someone recently ask “why do you write things when you’re in so much pain?” I told them “I always try to write things in the midst of my pain. Because once the pain has passed it’s hard to recall exactly how you felt. I’ve found that pain is what connects us all to each other. It’s something we all go through even if our pain is different.”

Honestly, I consider the pain a platform. A platform to encourage others through their pain. A platform to identify with others going through things they would never choose. A platform to share a hope that does not fade regardless of our earthly pains. A platform that demonstrates we’re all broken vessels in the hands of a loving, comforting God. 

“All praise to God, the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ. God is our merciful Father and the source of all comfort. 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. For the more we suffer for Christ, the more God will shower us with his comfort through Christ.” (2 Corinthians 1:3-5)

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