As my right ear pounded in the middle of the sleepless night, God vividly brought to mind the horrors of physical sufferings. Of course, thoughts of my sister’s pain burst into my mental forefront.
Thankfully, physical suffering has been the least debilitating type of pain in my life. However with my temporary respiratory illness came an acute awareness of those battling physical pain daily, minute by minute.
In my struggle, I cried out to God as the throbbing pain inside my head intensified. I awakened my wife to pray alongside me which brought some relief. Still I wondered if indeed I could endure the pain all night.
Finally after several hours of battling the earache, the dawn broke as did my pain. A caring friend checking on me by text awakened me to a pain-free morning. Although God chose not to instantly heal me, He did fully intervene which brought praises from my lips before Him.
In suffering for answers, our timing not always coincides with God’s. We want relief now. Perhaps He is drawing us unto Himself to better comprehend the pain of others before turning our darkness into His healing dawn.