Jeremiah 33:6 – Nevertheless, I will bring health and healing to it; I will heal my people and will let them enjoy abundant peace and security.
Why do I cringe at that? It’s something I drum up when my pain level is at an 8 or 9. I try to convince myself that it’s possible to be healthy and that I have all the energy to get done what I need to do.
So, I burst out of my house and head to the office. I haven’t been there for weeks, but I believe I will be able to complete what needs to be done. That’s not a bad way to feel. It can give yourself some energy, but it doesn’t last for very long. True chronic pain seeps in and takes over.
Before it’s lunchtime. You find yourself in so much pain that you can’t even use your keyboard. Your hands hurt with each word you type. You’re back is screaming at you, “You can’t keep sitting like this!” But there are those pesky deadlines. If you’re back to work, you’re expected to do this work and meet those deadlines.
So, you swallow your pride and knock on your boss’ door, and as you wait for him to say, “Come in,” you wonder what you will say.
Here comes the conversation you dread. But it isn’t all that bad. Your boss understands your predicament and tells you that you’re too good of an employee to let go. So, he offers you a way you can do your job, but also takes care of your health. There are many people who now work from home. That way, if you’re tired you can lay down for a while and then get back at it. And the more you do this, the more the work once again, helps you meet your deadlines and the excited of working on this project energizes you instead of trying to bury you.
Here are some of the things you can do from home, listed in bankrate.com, in their article, “The 20 Best (and real) Work From Home Jobs.”
Customer service representative, and tech support specialist. Both you may recognize but are unaware that the person on the other side of the line is sitting at home in their jammies. These jobs involve some training, but the jobs can be your link to the outside world. There are more types of jobs in the list and more are being added each day.
Still, it is good to tell yourself that you’re healthy and can get done today what you need to do. In order to bring full health in all areas of your life, you must believe the Bible verse above. God can bring health, healing and abundant peace and security, when we put our trust in him.
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.