God Is My Strength

One thing I hate about chronic pain is it’s never fully behind you. Even when you’re having a great day you know any moment could humble you quickly. Thank God I got over 7 hours sleep last night and I didn’t have to take a muscle relaxer. Maybe I should have considering my pain was very high. But, I’m no longer just trying to hide or drown the pain. Plus I don’t like waking up clouded by extra medication.

Honestly, the past few weeks have shown tremendous progress. Several nights have just proven I’m still a member of the chronic pain family. Guess I needed this reminder. Often my downfall has been when I quit respecting my condition. So, I will just take the last few nights as wake up calls.

I still feel this cooler weather has fueled my increased aches and pains. Plus, my ability to focus more has led to working longer days. So, I always have to reign things in by governing how much I sleep, eat, walk, sit, stand, drive or work. Trust me, it’s a lot to juggle subconsciously while trying to live a normal life. I’m just thankful to have bearable pain again and a greater quality of life. Praise God I’m back up for now.

“Do you not know? Have you not heard?

The Lord is the everlasting God, the Creator of the ends of the earth. He will not grow tired or weary, and his understanding no one can fathom. He gives strength to the weary and increases the power of the weak. Even youths grow tired and weary, and young men stumble and fall; but those who hope in the Lord will renew their strength. They will soar on wings like eagles; they will run and not grow weary, they will walk and not be faint.” Isaiah 40:28-31

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