How do I get through chronic pain as a Christian?

I live in chronic neck pain and as a result I have depression. I have unwanted anger over this and I feel so guilty for feeling these negative emotions.

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84924d6f 9be5 4261 9e07 ab5f6a8c5842 Lena Wms Student @Christ Gospel Church, S.S.Teacher, Observer
Anger is energy that is given to us by our Creator. In the beginning, Adam male and female were given instructions on what to do in the Garden of Eden. They were to dress and KEEP it. This is what the Anger was to be used. God given anger was to be used for defense of His Holy principles and His Holy Name. Therefore since it is God given, anger is not BAD! However, since man sinned, anger became perverted. 

So now we have perverted anger in us, energy moving backwards at a breakneck speed, How do we turn this around?

1: Quit listening to the enemy! He attempts to drive us to despair, hopelessness, uselessness because he knows we would be mighty warriors against him.
2: See yourself. Sometimes anger is hard to recognize, ask God to show you how He sees you. 
3: Confess. Yes God, This is really me. Be Honest! Even if is I feel hate..
4: REPENT. I am sorry, please forgive me! I don't want to be like this. 
5: Ask for the BLOOD OF JESUS to TRANSFORM the anger to Righteous energy.
6: Thank God for His Love and Mercy that gave you the time to repent, and the Blood that covered your sins. Be Grateful! 
7: Enjoy the LORD! Feel His Peace and Love! (1 John 1:9)

It is through this process that we are cleansed from all thoughts of depression, hopelessness, and uselessness. God has a plan and a purpose for everything. He waste nothing. (Rom 8:28) All things is a part of His plan for our lives. 

Consider and identify with the woman with the issue of blood that touched the hem of Jesus garment. She was made whole by her faith. Most people skip over some very important facts in her story as it is recorded. In Mark 5:25 it states she spent all her living, suffered many things by many physicians for twelve years none of which had helped her. However, something was happening in this woman. Gal 5:22 declares that Faith is a fruit. Fruit has to grow, develop, mature and ripen. In Mark 5:34, Jesus said to this lil lady, THY FAITH, that took twelve years to mature and ripen, has made thee whole. Twelve years of pain, sorrow and agony to ripen the fruit that one day my Savior will come and make me whole, He will heal me. 

We do not always know what God is attempting to ripen and mature in us. There are many fruits we are asked to bear. We are also asked to take up our cross and follow Jesus or we are not worthy of Him. (Matt 10:28) 
There are times our Cross seems so heavy, and the enemy is right there taunting us, yet in those moments God is ever faithful to remind us of Scriptures that are promises of Blessed Hope! If we suffer with Him, we will reign with Him (2Tim 2:12) or Fear none of these things that thou shall suffer... and I will give thee a crown of life. (Rev 2:10) 

So how do you get through a day with this pain? In everything giving Thanks, Thanking God for it, Blessing His Holy Name, Praising His Goodness, Mercy, Kindness, LongSuffering Glorify His Majesty for all that He is in your life. 

I can sympathize with you, I suffer with chronic pain and all that it entails. However, using the above steps, and being honest with God about how I feel I find that the depression is gone, the anger is subsiding and God is changing me. None of this could have happened had I not had pain in my life. I am so GRATEFUL!

Be Blessed

October 17 2014 0 responses Vote Up Share Report

Imag0495 Lynn Willis Obedient Daughter of the High King of the Universe
You may have heard about the devil's garage sale? His tools were on display, labeled and priced—anger, hatred, lust, murder, and all the rest. At the end of the table was a tool that was worn more than any other, with no label but it had the highest price of all. Someone asked the devil what it was. "Discouragement," he replied. "Why is it priced so high?" he was asked. "Because no one knows it's mine."

I empathize and sympathize with you, also living with chronic pain, from head to foot due to multiple ailments. I was recently hospitalized for the first time in my life, and viewed the entire 10 days, with all the tests and needles and humbling 'exposures' as a blessing for the Lord totally used the entire 10 days to make me come closer to Him! When in hospital, I read the book of Job, trying to understand how one can live in this place of chronic pain and continue to give glory to God. One of my sisters in Christ before i did this reading, through my tears questioning "HOW am I to bring glory to Him in THIS!" answered me "Ask Him." and so i did! What came back was this...

I will NEVER leave you.

THAT realization is ALL I needed to rise above everything I was going through to instead, share joy and warmth and love and healing with everyone around me. I realized I am His arms and legs even in these tough times, and He was gracious and merciful enough to give me a second chance. I may have lung cancer, but as i said in hospital to several healthcare workers, I know Jesus will heal me, and I do! HALLELUYAH! And that healing will be for His glory, not mine.

In these moments of pain and anguish it is our job to give it to Him to handle in His will, His determination as to what we can and can not handle, and to rely on Him in all things, even these isolating, challenging and nerve wracking moments.

All glory belongs to God! It is only the evil one who wants to separate you from the joy and peace only God can give you when you are at your lowest. Stay true to Him during those times the most, and you will rise above the pain and anger you find yourself dealing with for dear friend...

You are not alone in this. He is with you, ALWAYS.

Peace and blessings be yours,
in HIM,

October 24 2014 3 responses Vote Up Share Report

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