Praying Forward

So, the good news is I’ve not gotten any worse. The tough news is I’ve not gotten any better. That area in my lower back just won’t ease up. I’ve been in the bed or tub the last 30 hours. Fortunately, I’m able to lie down comfortably. But, anytime I go to get up the pain is fierce.

I’m still very hopeful that another day of rest can change things. However, I’m pretty sure something is just not right. The area in my lower back hurts just as bad as it did before I had my first major back surgery back in 2016. However, besides that pain the rest of my pain is completely under control. I’m gonna try to turn my spinal cord stimulator up and see if that helps in time.

Tomorrow, Aimee will take me to my pain specialist. Here is what I need you to join me in praying. One, pray that I wake up tomorrow at least a little better than today. Two, pray that the doctor’s request for my pain shot will get approved and scheduled asap.

As a pastor this just comes at the worst time. I’ve got a really big funeral to preach this Saturday. I’ve got to preach twice on Sunday. Then, I’ve got to be prepared and prayed up to preach three services on Easter Weekend.

I will admit that I was pretty surprised when I tried to get up for the first time earlier. The pain feels like I was hit from behind in a car wreck. I’ve just got to believe that God will once again remove this struggle when the time is right.

“But in my distress I cried out to the LORD; yes, I prayed to my God for help. He heard me from his sanctuary; my cry to him reached his ears.” Psalm 18:6

Dad wasn’t here to pray with me this time. But, my mom prayed over the phone with me earlier!

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