Deuteronomy 20:3 - He shall say: “Hear, O Israel, today you are going into battle against your enemies. Do not be fainthearted or afraid; do not be terrified or give way to panic before them.”
For those who live with pain every day there’s a battle to wage.
Our enemy doesn’t want us to stand our ground and face them, but to retreat in shame and anger:
So who are the enemies I’m speaking of? They’re not who you think they are.
But other people aren’t our enemies. We are.
It starts in the morning when we have to decide to get up and greet the day, instead of staying in bed. Inside our enemies tell us to not bother; to not even try.
Yet, this battle is here whether we want it or not. You’re going to have to choose. So, what do we do?
Sometimes we sabotage ourselves and just let the battle go on without us. In so doing, we bring about our destruction. Find some of the ways we sabotage our efforts to relieve chronic pain in our back from acibadem.com in their article, “7 Enemies of Your Spine.”
Stand your ground against chronic pain and be mindful of what you do with your body. As the Bible verse above states don’t be fainthearted or afraid or let yourself be filled with fear and panic. Only you can sabotage yourself or win the battle by trusting God for the strength to fight.
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.