Merriam-Webster dictionary defines a “warrior” as a person engaged or experienced in warfare, or more broadly as a person engaged in some struggle or conflict.
Today’s featured post about “chronic pain warriors” spoke straight to the heart for both Heather and I.
I experienced a struggle with a chronic three-year migraine and Heather is engaged in an even longer battle. We are both chronic pain warriors and we both surrendered, yet for each of us, our surrender looks very different.
The Bible says that our struggles are not with flesh and blood but against the powers of darkness, so we must fight with the whole armor of God (Ephesians 6:10-12). The Bible also tells us that the battle belongs to the Lord (1 Samuel 17:47).
When I was sick, I didn’t yet know who My Defender is, and I surrendered to the pain in defeat. But Heather knows how to engage God’s armor, saying: “I ask God for the strength to get me through.” And God doesn’t disappoint. She shared, “The pain didn’t go away, but I was able to focus… not because of my strength, but because of Christ in me.” Dec 30, 2019 Candid Conversations Facebook Group."I asked God for the strength to get me through. The pain didn't go away, but I was able to focus… not because of my strength, but because of Christ in me." Click To Tweet
Mandy Farmer at MandyAndMichele.com and her guest BettieG also know how to fight like a Christian, and they are sharing their stories to encourage other chronic pain warriors in today’s featured post “This Light and Momentary Pain.”
If I had read a post like this in 2013, I would have known what to do with my questions and fears. Maybe I wouldn’t have felt responsible and ashamed for the stress my illness put on my family. I may have known how to ask for help much sooner.
Whether you’re succumbing to fear, resting in surrender through the strength that is in you, or if you know someone who is engaged in battle, you will be inspired by the first of a series of interviews with chronic pain warriors in “This Light and Momentary Pain.”
And please read to the end of the post and contact Mandy if you want to share your story to empower people like me how to surrender in the grace of our Almighty God.
Mandy, thanks for linking your post up with Grace & Truth. You are more than welcome to grab the “I’ve Been Featured” button for your post so your readers can celebrate with you. You can find it here.Find the inspiration to stand in the strength of Christ in you in an interview with a chronic pain warrior Click To Tweet
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