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How To Deal With Chronic Pain

Is there anybody out there suffering with chronic pain? How do you deal with it on a spiritual level?

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Romans 8:22 For we know that the whole creation groaneth and travaileth in pain together until now.
2 Corinthians 5:2 For in this we groan, earnestly desiring to be clothed upon with our house which is from heaven:
2 Corinthians 5:8 We are confident, [I say], and willing rather to be absent from the body, and to be present with the Lord.

2 Corinthians 5:9 Wherefore we labour, that, whether present or absent, we may be accepted of him.

Because of SIN we all suffer, but we do not let our suffering stop us from pleasing God.
At time we serve God even in pain, ( absent from the body and present with the lord)
But pain or no pain we always please God.
---francis on 1/14/11

Catherine you keep calling on the lord for your healing, He here's his children and those who are not healed did not acknowledge that with or without the pain Christ is still lord. He is lord with pain and he is still lord without pain.I have no pain he is Lord.
---Carla on 12/11/10

Thank you for the information Carlax..and congrats to your mom. U can just post the info the same way you made the post...I dunno really...ask webmaster.
---Maureen on 11/23/10

Maureen,This is the honest truth.

MUM showed me her hands last week and they have completely healed, even her shoulders that were crippled with arthritic pain.

Now I am not going to tell you about some wonder drug because there are none to date without side effects of one sort.

However she is a strong researcher herbs and of pain remedies.She swears by eating hot/pepper Jamaican sauce with every meal stopped the pains in her hands and completely stopped red meats, pork and all dairy products replacing it with soya milk and butter.

Please let me know how you get on post on this blog.

---Carla on 11/23/10

I am sorry to hear of all the pain that you have experienced and I will continue to pray for all of you. Thank you for sharing your experiences with me. All I can say is Our God is an Awesome God!

It is comforting knowing that Jesus is intimately aquainted with us. What a comforting thought knowing that the Lord knows what we go through and he is with us always.
---Maureen on 11/22/10

In the beginning I prayed and fasted all the time. I have two crushed disks and I have learned to manage my pain by: getting plenty of sleep/rest. I take flexerill to relax the muscles around my L3-L4 spine area where the crushed disks are. I also take an anti-inflammatory daily (celebrex). And I have one prescription of pain meds for when it gets unbearable.

But before all of this (oh and I had 3 epidural steriod injections into my spine at 2 separate times in my life and they helped ALOT). But before all of this, I would fast, pray and cry out to the Lord to heal me.
---Donna5535 on 11/22/10

Thank you all for your input. Yes, I have fibormyalgia and a legion of other pain condtions coming from the spine, neuropathy and lymphedemia just to name a few. Despite the pain, the Lord has been so good and gracious to me.

As we all know that chronic pain affects us in many ways such as socially. We often do not feel well enough to keep our plans. Even visits and correspondence from our church families starts to dwindle. I find that chronic pain can be very isolating. I think of the loneliness and isolation and beads of sweat Jesus did experience while he was in the garden right before his crucifiction. I know that our King is personally aquainted with these things.

Does anybody else find this to be so?
---Maureen on 11/21/10

Even when you cannot pray, God's power is still yours

Well worth repeating.
Well worth remembering.
(because there ARE times when you cannot pray)
---Donna on 11/20/10

BTW-- C. S. Lewis as good advice about dealing with ANY suffering on the spiritual level.

It is the PRESENT doubt, uncertainty, anxiety, or (in your case) pain that is your appointed cross, and it is about what is happening RIGHT NOW you pray, "Your will be done."

THEN the strength comes to bear it.

\\I have on an most unusual status.\\

It's called having familiar spirits who imitate being god or jesus, catherine.
---Cluny on 11/20/10

I am fortunate enough to have suffered severe back and leg pain for only 3 years. I did finally have surgery and all the pain is gone.
God used doctors and medicine to heal me. I am fortunate to have insurance. I am thankful oh so thankful for the blessings in my life.
---shira3877 on 11/20/10

I have on an most unusual status. You won't really know God's power, until you need it. Even when you cannot pray, God's power is still yours. Ah Jesus, what a GREAT GOD. You are.
---catherine on 11/20/10

I have had back pain for 12 years from two failed surgeries. One left a cage on a nerve and the second a screw too long on another nerve. I call upon the Lord to ease my pain for without his touch at times the pain pills I take wouldn't be enough. When it's extra bad I lay on the bed and almost in tears pray God for his healing touch to ease it. When I must do things which I know will hurt me I pray for strength for the task. With God I make it through even when the pain makes things seem impossible. Something I do all the time is when I get out of bed and walk through my home I am saying "thank you Jesus" over and over and over,God inhabits the praise of his people and I still have much to praise about, God,family,and friends.
---Darlene_1 on 11/20/10

First of all, I seek the best medical attention available for treatment options.

I have herniated discs, bursitis, sciatica, and fibromyalgia. I have been seeing a pain specialist for a year now, and have had several treatments to help alleviate the pain.

When it somes to the spiritual aspect, I spend more time praying and studying God's Word. I try to reach out to people less fortunate than me, to get my mind off myself. Left to my own devices, I can fall into self-pity very quickly. I also make gratitude lists on a daily basis, in order to focus on God's blessings.

Meditating on scripture also helps. I love Psalm 139 for meditation.
---Trish on 11/20/10

I deal with chronic pain by standing in faith that the Lord can heal me and using doctors for meds should he choose not to.
The Lord even spake of Paul (whom I am not worthy to be compared to) saying that he would show him how great things he must suffer for the kingdom of God's sake.
It's easy to preach healing when you have insurance, the best doctors or no infirmities but quite another to do so while in pain yourself.
---Frank on 11/20/10

Do you have fibromyalgia?

I know several people who have that.
---Cluny on 11/20/10

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