Exodus 2:24-25 - God heard their groaning and he remembered his covenant with Abraham, with Isaac and with Jacob. So God looked on the Israelites and was concerned about them.
Have you ever been in so much pain that you groaned in agony?
Sometimes words don’t come because there are no words to describe what you are feeling. It’s easy then to pretend you’re okay to others. To try not to outwardly groan the cry that’s inside of you.
Is that really better? Will that choice bring healing to your life? I don’t think so. Whatever we think or do that causes us to focus more on our pain, even if it’s trying to act like you’re okay with it, will only magnify the pain.
Pain loves to get all of the attention and will stop at almost nothing to draw attention to itself. Yet, is it always bad to draw attention to yourself? Are there ever times when that attention is not just wanted but needed?
Yes. Sometimes you have to be your own advocate fighting to bring attention to your needs. When someone does some of the things listed in the article, “How to Help a Loved one with Severe Chronic Pain,” on princessinthetower.org then the one in pain’s groaning in agony are not in vain.
And last, know that your groaning is heard by God, just like it was with the Israelites in Bible time were in captivity. God remembered them and was concerned for them. He is concerned about you, too, and will help place people around you who will help care for your needs.
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.