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Pain Tolerance – #34

The pain persisted. I continue to search for scriptures for my daily devotional and I started searching for scriptures and studying scriptures for my soul. These were the ones I wrote in full on my phone. Psalm 139:14, Laminations 3:21-24, Matthew 11:28-30, Psalm 63:1-8, Psalm 62:1, Psalm 62:5-7. Psalm 103:1-5, Psalm 138:3, Psalm 23 1-6 and I ended with 1 Thessalonians 5:23. As I continued to endure the pain, I would read these scriptures from beginning to end, over and over and over again. If I had to measure the pain on a scale from 1 to 10, I would give this pain an 8. Now I have suffered from severe back pains in the past. One time in the emergency room, I was asked what my pain level was on a scale from 1 to 10 and I answered, “It is a 12!!”. I was in that much pain. This pain I was suffering was different from my back pain. My back pain was periodic, this was a constant pain. The pain pills did not relieve the pain they just made me sleepy so, I sleep most of the day and night. My awaken hours were filled with pain and scripture reading. Truly my soul finds rest in God; my salvation comes from him. Psalm 62:1. I will both lie down in peace, and sleep; For You alone, O LORD, make me dwell in safety. Psalm 4:8. I laid there counting down the days, hours, minutes until November 29th, my next doctor’s appointment. Finally, the day came. As I laid in the car, I would pray, recite the Lord’s prayer, recite Psalms 23 and pray some more, trying to speed up time traveling down the road.

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