This whole week we’ve talked about going through our personal journey with chronic pain. Anyone who has gotten either hurt or become ill during a vacation away from home knows how discombobulating it can be. Even if you’re lucky enough to be cared for, it’s still not home. Of course, if you do travel back home hurt or sick, well that’s really no ride in the park either. Oddly enough, with as many people that have stories about vacations gone bad, or just knowing people who have chronic pain or suffering, so few understand what it’s like. Why is that?
Life, in this world of ours, is not easy for anyone. For those of us with chronic pain, a disability, or just suffering; life is a climb up a craggy rock face, using only one hand. Oh, and it’s raining and windy, it’s bitter cold and the climb can be so lonely and tiring. As a soldier, I drove a jeep through the woods at night in the rain. I was bounced around, cold and wet, and felt like I was lost even though I knew the old, dirt road well. It was just a tough place to get around even though I knew the area. I’d hit that odd hole and get bounced and bang a knee or my head. It’s like that with a disability; pretty tough to deal with for myself and it’s not so easy on the rest of the family either. That said, I will always take a physical pain as opposed to the pain of the spirit. I have found that the soul is the foundation of a person. The mind can go, the body break down, but when the soul belongs to the Lord all is well. How about you? Are you taking a journey and suffering? Is it your body, mind, or spirit? Do you feel like you’re on the highway of life, or is it more like going off-road?
Thank you to all those of you who stop by. I appreciate your comments and look forward to hearing from even more folks. That wraps it up for the week. I hope everyone stays safe and may God bless.