Chronic Pain Fought in Prayer

Many people think that quadriplegics do not feel any bodily pain due to their paralysis. However with living raw nerve endings skewed, pain often plagues paralyzed people.

A few nights ago I talked with my sister, who at the time, experienced severe physical pain. I heard her weeping for relief over the phone. Even in my being an imperfect Christian, I came boldly against her pain in prayer through Christ. After the prayer, I immediately spread the word to others asking for prayer. Later that evening, my wife and I prayed for God’s mercy for my sister and her husband in this ongoing tragedy–mercy, mercy, mercy!

As of today in our visit, Elaine’s pain is more tolerable of which I praise God. God’s hand has intervened in her current suffering. As Elaine’s pain permeates her daily life, she longs for relief even in pain medication use. Her pain has been compounded with her emotional grief, relational/mobility losses and spiritual wrestlings. Her only true hope, as ours, is God’s mercy.

Regardless of one’s personal issues, this broken world overflows with people pain. Please mercifully and boldly pray today for those suffering from chronic pain.

James 5:16b: “The effective, fervent prayer of a righteous man avails much.” (The Holy Bible-NKJV)


About Our Dark Night of the Soul: Finding Solace Through Suffering

Our Dark Night of the Soul: Finding Solace Through Suffering shares the true story about a sudden family tragedy. As author of the book to be published in the summer of 2014, the true account tells of my sister being rear ended by a drunk driver. She barely survives the high speed crash being left to live as a quadriplegic. Written from a brother's perspective, the manuscript shares the heartfelt story of ongoing physical and emotional pain experienced by both victim and family. Only through God's grace can a family survive such a tragedy!
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