Day 122 -Thankful for good news and compassion

Tuesday I went to radiology and got a second x-ray. Wednesday morning I went to the doctor again and was told that my elbow is not broken and if it was dislocated it isn’t anymore! Praise the Lord!

I was doing pretty well all day long with my pain level around 3 and 4. Then in the evening, when I was at a venue, I picked up my almost- empty coffee mug with the hand of my injured arm and did a little partial turn and managed to swing the mug into a support post for a balcony. This twisted my arm somehow and sent my pain level soaring up to an eight or nine. I took ibuprofen, asked for prayer, and went in search of ice.

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My daughter was in the same building, and I found her and let her know that I had re-injured my arm.

While I hate that she has been in so much pain for the last year or so, I love that it has given her a compassionate heart.

She helped me make an ice pack, and I went off to a quiet place to freeze my arm. 😁 (I can smile now that it feels better again.)

When she was done with her activity, she came and found me, helped me get into my coat with the ice pack in my sleeve, and helped me out the door and into the car. She even helped me hook my seatbelt. Then she drove me home.

Today I am thankful that my daughter is maturing into a compassionate young lady. She has not let pain harden her or make her angry. Rather, she has allowed the Lord to soften her heart.

I am so thankful to see that she is becoming a kind and compassionate servant of God.

Serve the LORD with gladness and delight;
Come before His presence with joyful singing. Psalm 100:2 AMP

How about you? Do you struggle with being angry at God for pain you’ve suffered? Has it made you hard or bitter? Or have you surrendered it to God, believing that He has great plans for you to serve Him with gladness for all He’s done for you? Do you believe that He is the Father of compassion and the God of all comfort who comforts us so that we will be able to comfort others who are struggling “with the comfort with which we ourselves are comforted by God”? (See 1 Corinthians 1:3-5) How has God used pain in your life to give you a compassionate heart?


16 thoughts on “Day 122 -Thankful for good news and compassion

  1. I definitely believe that pain allows us to share our personal stories and provides a basis for understanding that would otherwise be void. I acknowledge that my trials and tribulations have made me who I am today. I can say that my experiences have manifested into a greater sense of empathy and compassion for those around me. It is so beautiful to hear the praise you have for your daughter. Blessings!

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    1. I totally agree! Our pain is a part of our story, hence a part of our testimony of how God moved in to help us in various situations and to heal us in various ways! I’m so glad that you have learned empathy and compassion and can make a difference by serving those in need!
      Thank you! That’s sweet. ☺
      Blessings to you, too!


  2. So glad it’s not broken!!!

    I deal with a lot of physical pain pretty every single day. I don’t get mad at God or bitter towards other people. In fact, I’m much more compassionate towards others because of what I deal with. I am able to understand and help others on a level I could not before all of this.

    I appreciate the days when I’m not in as much pain. I thank God for being able to do everything I can do and I remember how blessed I am to have the ability to do what lots of people cannot, such as walking (my oldest brother is paralyzed). I always remember that no matter how bad I feel or how sick I get, it could ALWAYS be worse. I try to keep a prayer of praise and thankfulness in my heart and look for the good in everything. It also helps to know that this life is just the beginning of forever. When we get to our real home with Jesus, that’s when we will begin to live and finally know what a perfect body feels like. 💕

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    1. Thank you! Me too!
      I’m sorry to hear about your daily pain but so glad that you’ve responded in such a good way and learned compassion and understanding for others through it!
      Yes, it’s interesting how perspective changes with chronic pain and how we can appreciate and see as blessings what we once would have seen as a trial.
      That’s a good thing to remember! And yes, I think these things do tend to help us seek the Lord’s face, be it for help or to praise Him. So, in the end, it is a good thing!
      Won’t that be a glorious day! Free from the pain of this life and finally seeing our Savior face to face! 💕

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    1. Thank you for your compassionate response! It’s such a joy when we get to see the maturity that the Lord is working in our kids’ lives! I think a lot of people don’t learn compassion until they have personally suffered. We don’t like to see our kids suffer, but if or when they do, we can guide them through by being compassionate ourselves, through praying for them out loud, and through giving caring and loving advice and reassurance that the Lord still loves them and is preparing them for something great! 🙏🙏

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