For the past couple of days I’ve been laid up on the couch or the bed unable to really get around. A couple years ago, I was involved in an accident, making it my 3rd. Once again I was struck from behind on the highway and reinjured my back. This time I ended up with 2 torn herniated disk in the lower part of my back. The pain never truly healed and I continue to have reoccuring back spasms that debilitate me for a few days until the inflammation calms down. Sitting around isn’t my cup of tea. I have to constantly be active, working on something…anything. So here I am laying on the couch trying my best to keep calm and patient. I want my back to hurry up and heal so I can do all the things I need to, including getting to work. The stress builds just knowing I am not in the office and I’m sure there are those not happy because I’m not there. But it’s part of life. We will get sick. We will suffer injuries. We will be faced with issues that will literally debilitate us and keep us from doing our normal routine. We will face hardships. We will face obstacles. And we will face heartache. It’s part of life. We can’t live a perfect life where every day is running as smooth as we planned. It’s during these difficult times we must learn patience in order to have peace. We must learn to allow ourselves to heal. Healing won’t come quick for some. It’s not a microwavable situation. Just hit 3 min and BAM you are healed! No. Unfortunately, healing our body, our minds, our hearts and our souls takes time. Baby steps. I can’t get up and go for a jog so I can hurry and lose weight. I can’t jump in my truck and head off to work so I’m not letting anyone down or so I don’t get behind on my work. I sure can’t sit here moping around with a ho hum attitude because I’m limited with movement. Accepting my situation and being patient is what I work on. When the thoughts of discouragement come and I feel helpless, I seek God to strengthen my mind. I seek God for healing when the doctors tell me there’s nothing much they can do. The pain can be unbearable at times, but God brings me strength to endure. Just like His healing hands are working on my body and my mind, He will work on you. Whatever it is that is causing you pain…that needs healing and restoration, trust in God. Ask God to bring you patience to endure this trial. Ask God to heal you from your pain. Ask God to lift you up. It may be a broken relationship…a broken marriage…financial hardships…health issues. Any number of things can cause you to feel broken with little hope. Complaining and being bitter won’t fix anything…but trusting in God and bringing it to Him will. God doesn’t want you to struggle. He wants to heal every area in your life. Believe in Him and know that He will heal you. I trust that God has been healing me over these past years. There was a time where I believed I’d never be able to work again, but God showed me my strength. Today I may not be able to do all the things I once did, but I can do great things despite. I’m hurting yet I am healed. I am not at work doing my job…I am home resting and doing God’s work. This is your time to heal. Don’t allow one more day to pass in bitterness, complaining and hopelessness.
Psst…God Loves You
“I have heard your prayer, I have seen your tears; surely I will heal you.” 2 Kings 20:5