I have said before that chronic pain is just one form of suffering. In ancient times, when the Hebrews were brought out of slavery, they were unsure of what the future would bring. We read that this uncertainty caused them to rebel and cry out; repeated too many times. Over years we see His people suffer. Early on, when Moses spoke with the Lord, the prophet asked the Lord to teach His ways to Moses so the Lord’s people could find favor with him. “The Lord replied, ‘My Presence will go with you, and I will give you rest’.” Generations later, we can still hold onto His promise. Even in your worst pain, God is with you and you will have rest. I know that God’s time isn’t our time, and sometimes it feels like He has left the building; but nothing could be farther from the truth.
The questions then becomes; why me, why now, or when will this end? Those questions can’t be answered now. When you’re not finding rest, you just need to learn to be okay with it and allow God to come to you in His time. One of the blessings I have received in my time with my pain is the peace beyond understanding. I have learned to wait on the Lord, as He has always come to my aid; although I may have preferred a quicker response. Insomnia, as we have discussed this week, has a devastating effect on the mind, body, and the spirit. This last post of the week is to put forth the real question: Will you allow this lack of sleep block you from finding true rest in the Lord? How about you? Can you wait on the Lord? Are you so sleepy, you’re forgetting what is the real rest? As we close the week, let me know how insomnia has effected you. Until we meet again, God bless, Tom.