Back In The Pain Chamber

Well, I know it’s been quite a while since I’ve written anything about my pain. That’s been the case for a few different reasons. One, I really have experienced much better good days than bad pain wise. Two, since this pandemic started I’ve never been busier as a minister. Three, I really try not to feed my pain. As we all know, it can easily consume and define you if allowed.

Honestly, most of my past chronic pain issues are managed very well. Especially as I keep staying away from certain inflammatory foods and continue living a recovery lifestyle. However, I do presently have another thorn in my side. It seems I’ve got a torn muscle underneath my right rib cage. General X-rays showed there is nothing broken or fractured. However, basically any significant movement brings breath taking pain. Sadly it hurts worst now than it did two weeks ago when I tore some kind of muscle in there.

This is where my past pain really helps me. I know this too shall pass. I know time and prayer can bring healing. I know I just need to walk through this pain one step at a time. I know God will use this thorn in my side for His glory. I know there will be many ups and downs throughout this journey. And, fortunately I know God’s grace is sufficient to meet my needs.

“But he said to me, “My grace is sufficient for you, for my power is made perfect in weakness.” Therefore I will boast all the more gladly about my weaknesses, so that Christ’s power may rest on me.” 2 Corinthians 12:9

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