It’s hard to type this morning.
When I was younger I hurt my shoulder — and had two surgeries to correct it — yet, now as I’m getting older my shoulder and neck area will periodically get inflamed. I’ve had stints where I’ve had to undergo physical therapy for months, and then more months where it doesn’t bother me. Over the past week I’ve felt pain creeping back into my shoulder and neck. And now? I can’t lift Samuel. I can hardly move. In fact, in the middle of the night it wakes me up.
It’s hard to do life with pain.
Even though I know that it’s temporary.
When I focus on the pain, or that my fingers are partially numb, then it is so easy to get discouraged. So I try not to. But, I know that today will take more strength then I have. I know that it will be much easier for me to be short, or snippy, or down.
I can do all things through him who strengthens me. (Philippians 4:13)
As I verified the Scripture this morning I was directed to another verse.
But he said to me, “My grace is sufficient for you, my power is made perfect in weakness.” Therefore I will boast more gladly about my weaknesses so that Christ’s power may rest in me. (2 Corinthians 12:9)
Today I need that grace. I praise Him in all things.
I thank Christ Jesus our Lord, who has given me strength, that he considered me faithful, appointing me to his service. (1 Timothy 1:12)
So today I walk forward resting in him.
I recently had shoulder/neck pain and subsequent injections . . . but the pain was a constant reminder to me that I need God.
Oh my, I can certainly sympathize with you. I had shoulder surgery 3 years ago for a frayed tendon. So, so painful but the surgery fixed me up and I’ve no problems since then. I pray your stint this time will be short lived. A busy woman like yourself can hardly afford to be dealing with pain. Blessings to you this day!
I am sorry, I hope that you begin to feel some relief. I ask the Lord to give you a mighty touch of His hand on you.
Thank you Lord that He is the great physician, Healer, and Comforter.
I will be praying for you. God is the Great Physician. Blessings
Hope your shoulder feels better soon. Have you ever tried rubbing Arnica gel into it?
Praying for you Rachel! May you feel the healing touch of your Heavenly Father!
I hope you find relief soon
I feel for you Rachel! I know what it is like to live a life of pain for I suffer from Rheumatoid Arthritis and I too have had shoulder surgery and the RA likes to sit right in there.
I really believe that our God will heal through prayer for He has touched me and almost all of the pain is gone. If you can, get your husband and kids to lay hands on your shoulder and rebuke the pain away in the name of Jesus. I will cover you in prayer from my place.
Praying for you,
I hope you and your shoulder are feeling better and pain free soon!
praying for relief and strength for you! i’m so sorry you’re in pain. makes me sad! hope your kids will be extra obedient during this time. praying for the Lord to heal!
Hope the pain goes away quickly!
Keep your eyes on the only true source of peace and strength. Praying!
Isaiah 26:3-4 Thou wilt keep him in perfect peace, whose mind is stayed on thee: because he trusteth in thee. Trust ye in the LORD for ever: for in the LORD JEHOVAH is everlasting strength.
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Hi Rachel – thankyou so much for stopping and leaving a comment.
Sad to hear about your shoulder – it must be so hard doing very day tasks and I pray that the Lord will give you the strength to get by each day.