Tonight at church a friend shared of his need for an upcoming surgical procedure to control pain associated with years of chronic back pain. He shared of his need for a pain pump. I remember Mark’s use of the pain pump and how wonderfully it eased his pain. I pray and hope my friend can find the freedom from his pain.
Wouldn’t it be great if freedom from emotional pain came with the push of a button? Maybe then the tears would never drip any further than my nose. By the time the tear streaks dried, the pain would lessen and happy thoughts would return. Unfortunately, reality prevails and the tears continually ram against the dam. Many times the stalwart dam breaks and tears fall at inopportune times. Today was just such a day.
The overwhelming responsibility of taking care of the needs of my children, home and work have worn down my reserves. I know all the right words to tell my heart but they feel so empty. I have cracked the nut’s shell only to find the walnut missing.
Please continue to pray for my family. Every day is a new day per chance to enjoy a nut.