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Dealing With Chronic Pain

How Should Christians Deal With Chronic Physical Pain? Sometimes I can't help but wonder where God is in all this.

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 ---Virginia on 11/21/06
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Virginia, a friend of mine suffers from fibromyalgia. He is quite familiar with chronic pain, and must take large amounts of narcotics--not to kill the pain, but to bring it to a bearable level. (I know another man who has been on a morphine pump for 20 years from fibro.)

Through it all, he knows that God is with him through his pain and despite it.

(BTW--FMS is just one of his diseases.)
---Jack on 4/28/08

I have chronic pain that I give to the Lord everyday. I have good and challenging days, and would like to share my thoughts, life, hope, love, care, with someone... Bless you, La
---La on 8/19/07

My blessings and prayers to you sister. Don't give up and become bitter towards God. Worship Him even through the pain and suffering. We must learn to do this. It is not easy. I know. Reach out to others who are in pain as well, through intercessory prayer. Sometimes when we focus on others our own prayers are answered.God has you in this affliction for a reason. He will see you though. Trust Him
---Robyn on 7/21/07

I have been dealing with chronic pain for the last 12 years,8 of it disabled because two back surgeries made me worse with ,too long a screw touching a nerve and metal cage slipped between vertabrae on a nerve, in spine.I take medicine for pain. There are times it doesn't work,but all through this I hold onto the love of God and knowledge of His helping hand-healing touch. If God doesn't take you out of the pain He will take you through it.I persevere and Minister in Intercessory prayer for people.
---Darlene_1 on 7/21/07

Unfortunately, we live in fallen broken bodies. But our hope is in our resurrected bodies where there will no longer be pain or suffering. Keep the faith and looking toward God.
---jamin on 2/21/07

My father has chronic pain from a terrible construction accident, so I do feel for U. God is there and I know U know that even when it feels U are alone. I could throw U all the cliches but I wont. Just remember no matter how bad the pain He does understand and love you very much as the Bible says we are the apple of His eye.Those that go thru such things usually end up compassionate and kind because you then understand where others are coming from- so take heart always!
---Jeanne on 11/23/06

don't blame God for your problems. it's becuase of our sin that we suffer. God could come and make everything perfect but then that would interfere with freewill. life is a test and you may be tested. Job was tested by having his whole family and wealth taken away. be greatful that is not you. there will always be someone better off then you. just look at poor countries and be greatful you are wealthy enough to own a computer.
---tony on 11/23/06

The suggestions posted thus far appear to contain helpful advice about chronic pain, and the importance of related prayer. Let me just add a quote I saw recently: "Suffering is resisted pain." The more we resist, the more it hurts, maybe because the body gets stiff. So try relaxing as much as you can, starting with jaws.
---Geraldine on 11/21/06

Virginia, I suffered for 3 years with a spinal injury and prayed the entire time. After having epidural steriod injections into my spine, I then asked the Lord, "How come you didn't heal me?" I heard in my spirit man, "how come you didn't take authority over it?" God heals in different ways, but God does heal. I realize we still suffer from physical ailments, and I believe in taking medicine for them. I just wanted to share that little testimony with you.
---Donna9759 on 11/21/06

I would encourage you to visit a chiropractor. in many cases this helps emensely I used to suffer from migraine headaches all the time and since I started going to the Chriropractor I rarely have one now. My wife had pain so bad that she could hardly ride in a car, now she's doing well.
---Jared on 11/21/06

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