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Monday, July 28, 2014

the problem with pain

Posted Monday, April 6, 2009, at 9:26 AM

Have you ever noticed,when you seem like you've got it all together, Bam you are blindsided buy a pain from the past you thought you dealt with.

If you have seen the news lately you do not have to be a person of great intellect to realize there is a lot of pain in the world.

Fighting, Wars, domestic violence, abuse and other things are a daily event it seems. Each one of us wages our own wars, however big or small inside of us.

I was remembering back 25 years ago when I got out of a abusive relationship. I was a mess, and if anyone has gone through that you can understand.

I had post traumatic stress syndrome and it made Obsessive compulsive disorder that much more apparent.

Later, when I became a Christian, and I was not self-medicating myself through booze and drugs, I was able to see the source of some of the pain.

I still am working through situations on a daily basis. And I learned through trial and error just how little I know and I need Christ's help and the help of others.

I have a tenancy to isolate myself because I do not want to "burden" anyone or open up. That would revisit some of the pain I have hid behind door # 2.

Along comes the Holy Sprit, like Bob Barker, and gently insists that I look beyond door # 2 and see what is really going on.

I got "saved" on Isaiah 53:3,and I realized God identifies with our suffering. The Hebrew word for sorrows is Makob, which means also mental anguish.

OK, now we are getting somewhere! Someone understands.

People right here in our county are dealing with pain, and those of us that have gone through some things and came out the other side, can help.

I am able to help someone who has OCD, PTSS, gone through abuse, rape, alcoholism, drug abuse and various other self harmful things.

1 cor. 1: 3-4 tells us we can help those who need help, because we have had that help ourselves.

As we approach Good Friday and contemplate the Crucification, allow God to bring you beyond door # 2 and see what is really there, and allow Him to heal you from it.

You'll be glad He took you through the Dark Night of the Soul, you'll be able to reach out to someone else before long.



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Lesa Cox has owned a cleaning service and a bookstore; now, she repairs and maintains computers for the elderly and others on a fixed income. She enjoys animals, gardening, books and fixing old cars. She and her husband have one son, who suffers from Asperger's syndrome.