I used to literally write day and night about my pain. It wasn’t something I just talked about. Pain was something I was continually living and breathing. In fact, it had me really, really down for so long. Therefore, I had to find a way for God to use it to encourage others. Somehow it lifted my spirit to lift up another.
Now, I find myself writing a lot less. One, I’m back to living out my new normal. Two, while I’m still always in pain. I’m not always consumed by that pain. Thirdly, I don’t like to feed my pain. Used to I always wrote in the midst of my greatest pain. I’ve learned that sometimes you just have to be still and allow God to calm you. Then, after the storm settles you can better share of God’s goodness despite your pain.
My steps towards recovery are still day and night. I still watch closely my daily activity, exercise, sleep, diet, and overall health. I don’t have much time to write about all I’m seeking to put into practice. I still try not to waste my past or present pain. Daily I’m able help somebody up because I know what it feels to be knocked down. God never ceases to put windows of opportunity in front of me. In some way, I hope my divine journey has encouraged you.
Jesus answered. “This happened so the power of God could be seen in him.” John 9:3