As you intently and honestly ponder the questions posted in this blog! Post your point of pain comments. Or if you prefer, perhaps write about the pain of others with whom you are familiar. Have you ever considered the “nugget of gratitude” that may be hidden in the pain when “life happens“? Then check back in a few days for my riveting “Finding Nuggets Of Gratitude When Life Happens” post.
What do you do with pain? Do you pray it away? Do you wish it would just go away? Is your faith challenged because you have pain? Do you wonder what others are going to think of you? Do you wonder why it is there in the first place? Does confusion set in because your stand in faith against it does not immediately manifest release? Is there healing in pain? Is there healing thru pain? Or perhaps should you ask yourself, “Do I r-e-a-l-l-y want the pain to go away?” What will you do if the pain is no longer there? What do you do with the void that the absence of pain has left? What do you do with the pain?
The unexpected twist that occurred at my medical appointment today…
No matter what is going on or how I am feeling, “Blessed” is the response I give when asked how I am doing. Now those of you who have interacted with me interpersonally, know that about me. That is because no matter what the present feeling, feelings could change from moment to moment. Soooo with a smile, ‘Blessed’ was how I responded to each of the 3 staff who asked “How are you doing today?”.
Despite the extreme pain, blessed’ is a constant, no matter how the body or soul feels.
Now the doctor was with earshot of each of those encounters. However, upon the doctor’s entrance into the exam room, he presented me with the same question. I joyfully replied, “Blessed!” And then the unexpected twist from the doctor as he joyfully smiled and became very animated in demeanor and excited and encouraging words.
“Ms. Matthews, you are really something with your positive attitude given the pain and complexity of your health, you manage to bring sunshine and make people feel good or better just by being around you. Many people in your situation would be feeling sorry for themselves and project negativity. You are amazing!” While I was humbled and blessed by his words, I let him know that because of The Lord I am most blessed and that is what I choose to major on.
Side note… Many know how painfully challenged my health has been since Christmas 2013. His words were like praise music in my ears…especially since the 3 times I have seen this specialist has been during this escalated difficult time. So praise to my Lord who Always causes us to triumph and thus I am truly blessed.
Let me encourage all my readers to be blessed and be contagious!