Another Day, Another Valley

So, I’m back in bed hoping my body settles down sooner than later. It’s been a very uncomfortable past 24 hours. Earlier I facilitated my monthly chronic pain support group. Each of us had one big thing in common. We each absolutely hate how we feel each day. And only in Christ do we feel any hope.

I knew I would barely make it back home before I would be nearly in tears. But, it makes such a difference to know you’re not alone. That as much as you may hurt others can identify. I’m in another one of those stretches where all I can do is hold on. Just like all the times before I just didn’t see it coming again.

My entire body is throbbing with pain and I’m feeling so nauseous. Every time I feel this way I just want out of my misery. I can totally understand why people quickly turn to certain drugs. This pain makes you so desperate for momentary relief. Only God knows how I’ve made it this far. Only God knows how I will make it further.

“The Lord is my shepherd; I have all that I need. He lets me rest in green meadows; he leads me beside peaceful streams.He renews my strength.He guides me along right paths, bringing honor to his name. Even when I walk through the darkest valley, I will not be afraid, for you are close beside me. Your rod and your staff protect and comfort me. You prepare a feast for me in the presence of my enemies. You honor me by anointing my head with oil. My cup overflows with blessings. Surely your goodness and unfailing love will pursue me all the days of my life, and I will live in the house of the Lord forever.” Psalm 23

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