Job 30:16-17 - And now my life ebbs away; days of suffering grip me. Night pierces my bones; my gnawing pains never rest.
Someone’s knocking at my door. Now they’re pounding at my door in a rhythmic drum beat with each pound sounding louder than the one before. I collapse to my knees.
The headache is back.
When thinking of the different types of chronic pain, headaches have to be at the top of the list.
A headache doesn’t just cause pain. It disrupts our thought processes and when it’s a more severe type of headache, you can’t think of anything else but how to get rid of the pain.
There are at least 150 different types of headaches. Find fourteen of the most common headaches and their causes from CBS.com in their article, “14 Kinds of Headaches and how to Treat Them,” such as rebound headaches and weekend headaches.
Sometimes no matter what we do our headaches don’t go away. It’s like the Bible verse above which paints the psalmist life as ebbing away because of his suffering and the pain that never rests.
Know that you don’t have to go through this alone. God is ready to comfort you and help you walk through your painful journey.
Karen Dalske is a freelance writer, public speaker, is active in her church and writes her blogs out of her own experiences of pain, illness and loss.