Embracing life with chronic pain.

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Faith

While reading Matthew 8:5-10 KJV, I was overwhelmed with the faith that was demonstrated by the centurion:

“And when Jesus was entered into Capernaum, there came unto him a centurion, beseeching him, And saying, Lord, my servant lieth at home sick of the palsy, grievously tormented.

And Jesus saith unto him, I will come and heal him.

The centurion answered and said, Lord, I am not worthy that thou shouldest come under my roof: but speak the word only, and my servant shall be healed.

For I am a man under authority, having soldiers under me: and I say to this man, Go, and he goeth; and to another, Come, and he cometh; and to my servant, Do this, and he doeth it.

When Jesus heard it, he marvelled, and said to them that followed, Verily I say unto you, I have not found so great faith, no, not in Israel.”

I read this…then read this again. Each time the same question came to my mind…is my faith as strong as the centurion demonstrated?

Each of us is in a different place in our Faith.  Just as the path of chronic pain has its twists and turns…its ups and downs…so does our walk of Faith.  There are times we feel strong and secure…like we have a full measure….there are times that we struggle…like we are grasping tightly to that small grain of Faith that is the size of a mustard seed.

Remember…no matter where we are on these paths…our Heavenly Father is there…always watching…and listening to our prayers.

 

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In The Quiet of The Night

It is in the quiet of the night that I feel Your presence….Your loving arms around me.  Lying still….not asleep….quietly praying….

Prayers in the night are more like conversations……quiet talk about friends, family…..time to pray for family and friends…..time to pray for my family…..time to pray for myself.

I feel that I am just rambling during these late hours!  I just let the thoughts shift….taking their twists and turns…..

It is during this time that I can relax my mind….to allow it to roam through random thoughts to converse…to enjoy that wonderful Peace that only God can provide.  It is my chance to renew…to strengthen….to prepare for the next day….to prepare for what is next.

My doctors give me a 50/50 chance as to having some type of residual nerve pain….they anticipate that I still have major hurdles ahead.  Me…I want to prove them wrong!  Yet…I am not the one in control.  So knowing the road travelled this far….knowing the struggle….the daily pain….

I look forward to that time….that Quiet of the Night….that time to quietly interact with God, Our Father…..And, yes….time to speak with our Blessed Mother…..

How truly blessed we are as Catholics….to have such a prayer source before us!  We just have to humble ourselves to ask for Prayer……

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