The Question of Human Suffering
Remembering “Heaven is for later” helps this writer through her journey. I deeply relate to the below piece and I hope you are also touched by this powerful survival story.
More times than I can name, my wayfaring has been a desperate crawl. This is not a metaphor, as there were days I could not drag my broken body downstairs for the mail.
Jan 2003, Meningitis. The virus had taken itself up in my spine and lining of the brain. Journal:
At every turn of the neck, the world exploded out of stereos on max – inside my head. I could do nothing but weep driving home. Never have I known such blinding pain. I really did not want to live like this anymore.
That night, I plumbed depths of rock bottom I didn’t know were there. The pain was so great nothing mattered anymore. Not finding a job, making ends meet. I just wanted to drop everything and die.
An email from a cancer survivor:
Been processing resentment in my life. God is showing me how I’ve been building…
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Posted on September 29, 2014, in Christian, Chronic Pain, Guest Bloggers, Hope, Inspiration, Spiritual Journey and tagged brain, Chiari, christian, Chronic Illness, chronic migraine, Chronic pain, headache, inspirational, Meningitis, migraine, Motherhood, pain, poetry, Spiritual, suffering. Bookmark the permalink. 2 Comments.
Thx so much for the reblog and follow. I sure appreciate the hearty support. Keep up the thoughtful blogging.
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Thank you. Your piece is so provocative and truly explores the nature of suffering while clinging to God. I’m so thankful you shared it.