Not everyone will agree or want to participate, and that's ok. But if interested in participating, please share your method of what bring you the most comfort while trying to cope through the daily pain. It can be religious or non religious methods. It's what works for you; to calm you, relax you, relieve stress, comfort.
Many of you know my belief in God is my biggest comfort while I struggle to cope. Today I happened to be doing my daily Bible reading of one of my favorites verses. This (below) is one of my favorite verses when I'm struggling through anything difficulty.
Romans 8:28. "But we do know that all things work together for good to those
who love God, to those who are called according to His purpose."
It brought great comfort the day I reported for admission to the hospital, in order to abort a tubal pregnancy. The abortion was evaded and my baby came 8 months later. The same verse brought comfort as in one day I nearly totalled my car rear ending another to avoid flipping (starting much of my spinal injuries); my hubby's truck motor burnt up the same morn on his way to work; we had major gas leak in our home that morning (my wreck delayed gas company coming to repair); we had to cancel our appointment to buy (sign contract) a larger mobile home that afternoon; we had to find means of transportation without insurance help (we learned to have rental car clause) and pay for both vehicle repairs (took 3 months); we had to repair a major plumbing leak that necessitated gutting the particle-board-floored bathroom two months later (2 wk without a bathroom- just a toilet) & 2 children). Without my faith I would lost it. My hubby & I both refer to that time as "our year in hell on earth."
Today, this verse was referred to while reading in a plan by Reverend Billy Graham. The younger generations may not be familiar with him, but he was one of the biggest and most prominent, influential Evangelical Christian Ministers in my youth (worldwide); I'm now 54. In his study plan he said the following, which I was surprised to learn about these people:
"Working Together For Good:
We might never have had the songs of Fanny Crosby, had she not been afflicted with blindness. George Matheson would never have given the world his immortal song, “O Love That Will Not Let Me Go,” had it not been for his passing through the furnace of affliction. The “Hallelujah Chorus” was written by George Frederick Handel when he was poverty-stricken and suffering from a paralyzed right side and right arm. Affliction may be for our edification and Christian development. Sickness is one of the “all things” which work together for good to them that love God. Don’t resent it. Don’t be embittered by it.
His Daily Prayer:
You do not make mistakes, Father. If sorrow comes into my life, let me use it to help others know about You. - by Billy Graham"
I hope you will choose to share something that brings you inner peace among all the turmoil. What brings you comfort? Hugs, love, & prayers for a peaceful weekend with less pain to all of you! 🙂💕🙏🌼