After writing the post “Sometimes things have to get worse before they can get better” within two days I found that my back starting bothering me once again. So, after learning from the last time, I decided to go ahead and take a leftover muscle relaxer. It helped and after a few days the pain was gone again.
My back pain is a reminder that although our pain, our issue, our pride, is gone for today, it doesn’t mean it’s gone forever. One slight movement, one misguided thought and the little twinges come back. They help us to remember that we’re not the ones in control. No matter how much we may want to be in control and how we may try it’s a futile point. It forces us to focus less on ourselves and more on relying on Christ, putting Him first. It’s a daily task, He’s our muscle relaxer and pain reliever if we’ll just trust and rely on Him.
God, if I need the twinge every once in a while to remind me of You, no matter what shape or form it comes in, please help me. I know it might be painful, in more ways than I can imagine, but I don’t want to be outside of where you are.
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