Back in July, our area had a bout of rainy, humid weather. The weather aggravated my arthritis to the point that I spent some days on my back, with ice packs on various aching joints.
Since then, wanting to get a handle on chronic pain, I’ve come to some conclusions which I believe will help me deal with the self-pity which comes calling along with the pain. I offer them here for any one of the millions of people who live with chronic pain:
Chronic pain can’t keep God from loving me. It cannot and does not keep God from seeing me as a person of inestimable value.
Chronic pain cannot keep me from returning God’s love. It cannot keep me from finding ways to express that love. It may change the ways I do it; it cannot keep me from doing it.
Chronic pain cannot keep me from serving others; it may change the ways I do it; it cannot keep me from doing it.
Scripture passages to consider: Romans 5:1-8; Romans 8:35-39; Hebrews 13:5 (which quotes Deuteronomy 31:6)
2 responses to “Thoughts on Chronic Pain”
It is so refreshing to read the words of someone who really knows what chronic illness is like! God bless you sister.
Thank you, Alan. God bless you, too.