Isaiah 58:11 – And the Lord will continually guide you, and satisfy your desire in scorched places, and give strength to your bones; and you will be like a watered garden, and like a spring of water whose waters do not fail.
Living with chronic pain is not only difficult but feels like it’s impossible. You aren’t really living if you feel you need to be hyper-vigilant all day. Much stress builds up in our muscles and in our emotions. How do we balance everything? One way to do so is to be aware of your surroundings. Another way is to try not to walk at night. Darkness can hide dangers that may be in front of you. If you must go out, carry a flashlight with you for areas where streetlights don’t show the way. Become, also, a student of your body. If you’re having a bad pain day or vertigo is on the loose, don’t take a walk. Pay attention to the weather. If it’s raining or has recently rained, be aware that your path may be slippery. It may be a good day to stay indoors unless you absolutely must go out. And don’t forget to check with your Pilot. God will always give you wisdom on what you should be doing if you ask 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.