who knew pain could be so draining? it's seriously exhausting. I hurt my back this week and it has been excruciating. It takes all my energy and focus ... trying to hold still when i find a position that is not uncomfortable (notice i did not say comfortable). I cannot concentrate, cannot move, cannot rest. It's hard to focus on anything - the sermon on Sunday, the task I need to do at work, what items I should be accomplishing on my "to-do" list.
I don't even know how this happened. But it has given me a new perspective and a new empathy. And I have realized again how often I fail to be thankful. I take life and health for granted. So I am asking God to continue to open my mind to things that He would teach me.