Thankful For Pain???!!

I never thought I would be thankful for pain.
The shot I had this afternoon to numb my knee for the Monovisc injection is still working and I just realized how good it feels to be pain free. I find it interesting that before the arthritis got to my knees I never felt thankful for not having pain. But now after living with constant pain for 10 months I see things differently. Right this minute I have a glimpse of what I used to live every single day of my life and never noticed. Tonight I am thankful for the pain because it showed me how much I had to be thankful for that I never knew I had. I know eventually the numbness from the shot is going to wear off but hopefully the lesson I learned will not. It feels so good right now to have a break from the pain and I am hoping the Monovisc injection will work and eventually take it away completely. But for right now I will just live right here in this moment and be thankful for this wonderful gift.

Thank you Father for all the things you have given me every day that I never noticed or thanked you for. I pray that you will keep opening my eyes and helping me see you more clearly as I learn to be the person you created me to be.
Love, T

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  1. As you shared T we can be thankful when we see God’s healing hand in what He provides for healing, it is not always the same for everyone, with me it’s God’s Balm that I shared about, it has also provided His healing for others or pain relief.

    Although last night something strange happened, I was washing up and suddenly I had very sharp shooting pains in my lower leg coming from my foot, I couldn’t walk to the bedroom to put on God’s Balm, I couldn’t move not even to reach the phone, in the end I was close to screaming so I put my hand on the painful part of my leg and prayed believing God would help me and it disappeared instantly, Wow I’m VERY thankful.

    I know God did not cause this intense pain (see below) because suffering, sickness and death and most pain when not needed as warning or in childbirth, where it is also needed, are all evil and God does not do evil even to bring good out of it as He tells us in Scripture or to teach us or punish us but I know He took the pain away and His healing shows His great Love for us, so does His provision when we are suffering, with you it is your Monovisc injection and for me as I said it’s His Balm, with others it may be something else but He also gives us His strength to endure whatever we are afflicted with.

    Jeremiah 29 :11-12 For I know the thoughts that I think toward you, says the LORD, thoughts of peace and not of evil, to give you a future and a hope.

    Lamentations 3: 33 For God doth not afflict willingly nor grieve the children of men.

    With the Apostle Paul, although it was holding onto sinful pride that stopped him being healed and also gave Satan a foothold, God later strengthened him so that he could use his affliction to warn and help others. We always give thanks that we are never alone in the Storms of life, God is constantly with us.

    Isaiah 43:1-3 – Do not be afraid, for I have ransomed you. I have called you by name; you are mine. When you go through deep waters and great trouble, I will be with you. When you go through rivers of difficulty, you will not drown! When you walk through the fire of oppression, you will not be burned up; the flames will not consume you. For I am the LORD, your God, the Holy One of Israel, your Saviour.”

    Christian Love Always from both of us – Anne

    P.S Sorry T, I have had Computer and Blog problems again which put me far behind in everything but I hope to finish your Power point soon, I still included some of the original flowers that my other Blogging friend asked for but I have focused mainly on Black eyed Susans, using yours as the Highlight and I will also share that I created it for you but will it be OK to link it back to you? please let me know.

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    1. That is an amazing story Anne! Thank you for sharing that story and also the scripture.
      sorry your having computer and blog problems again I know that must be very frustrating. I know how much you enjoy doing the power points and I am in no hurry at all so take your time. Also you can link to me anytime you want I do not mind at all and thank you again for the power point and for commenting on my post. I hope your leg is still feeling better.

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      1. I have no pain at all T in my leg, it has not returned but if it did or I experienced other pain, I would use God’s Balm or just pray or however I felt lead in the circumstances.

        I did a Post about God using Pomegranates to help me once, I will leave the link for you, at the time , I couldn’t get the Medicine that alleviated the problem but God provided in another way, so sometimes He uses different tools to help when needed but we give Him the thanks whatever way He chooses.

        Blessings -http://freedomborn.wordpress.com/2013/01/04/the-pomegranate-blessing/

        Most of my older Posts T are now distorted as you will see with this link, I have corrected a few but will leave the rest and do a Post explaining why they now have a very large font. I’m not sure what WordPress are doing this time and as they don’t answer Support questions or even Security ones, I don’t bother contacting them anymore, no doubt they don’t appreciate correction but they have distorted my Posts as you will see , no doubt once again changing their settings, they never seem satisfied and their adjustments are not always good, so yes as you said it is very frustrating and last week I couldn’t even Log on and others peoples comment boxes had changed too and so have mine when I try to comment and as usual no explanation ….anyway we move on in the gifting God has given us and with His empowering and we don’t give up!

        I was reading the Scripture on the link I gave you, and smiled as I feel I’m always complaining lately but it’s not about these types of problems but those we encounter in Life when we stand firm in God’s Truth, as Jesus said we will be rejected, ignored , hated and abused, Satan uses his people to hurt us but God will have the final Victory.

        Blessings – Anne.

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        1. I have not had a chance to read your post yet but just want to let you know that I am at the link right now and it is not distorted at all. On your keyboard you can push down and hold the ctrl button and then hit the plus or the minus button while holding it down will make your fonts bigger or smaller on your screen of your computer. you may already know that but if not maybe try and see if that helps. anyway your post looks good on my computer.

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  2. Just so you don’t think I have lost it T the link on my first comment was deactivated by someone as you can see, the last two you removed weren’t, they were just moderated as you explained.

    WordPress changed my Custom Design without asking and it is not what I paid for it’s inferior like the smilies, I have 1/4 the Colours and can’t increase the font on my Posts anymore, so I have no headings, the writing is all the same except for WordPress headings . When I wrote to them about it they just said; get use to it in their around about way, no refund of course, I complained again and they ignored me, I will no longer pay for any upgrades by their actions, this is their choice not mine.

    They put offensive advertising on peoples Blogs trying to make them pay to have them removed , yesterday they advertised Homosexual propaganda on a Pastors Blog, we are to be tolerant but not of evil, God isn’t . Their staff gave conflicting answers when I asked for advice about something very important, which made me feel I was in danger and instead of apologizing they just ignored me again, I contacted their Security about another problem and received no answer and I could go on T but what is the point their rudeness speaks for itself they may think I’m rude in complaining but they are worse and are not giving the support I was promised when I paid for my Upgrades.

    The reason I’m sharing on your Blog T and not e-mailing you is because I believe when injustice is done it should not be accepted and others should be warned just accepting their indifference etc is also not what it means to be tolerant.

    Blessings – Anne

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  3. Now for some really good news T, God just used all this mess to help me and He used you too.

    You may remember I have bad eyesight from a fall and dry eyes from medication, I shared about it when you shared about your eyes and I also told others to pray when I was finding it hard to keep reading messages on Blogs because of their small print, my eyes get very sore and glasses and vitamins didn’t help but not understanding anything about Technology, I didn’t know you could change the settings to enlarge or decrease as you explained how to do or did I think to ask anybody, so I brought a magnifying sheet but it distorts the writing unless it is the right distance away from the screen, which meant my arm got tied holding it up, so I prayed and asked others to pray too, Wow T you gave me the solution, God just hugged me through you, thank you so much, He does indeed work everything out for good!

    Thanks again T and for listening – Christian Love – Anne

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    1. Anne that is so wonderful to hear! Wow! I hesitated in saying anything because I figured you already knew about it. I am so glad I did and so glad it helped you!
      I am sorry about your WordPress issues, fortunately I have not had any problems with them… though I do see that the link does not work if clicked on… I just copied it and pasted it into the search bar and it goes straight to your blog post. I bought some pomegranates today., I had forgotten how much I love them now hoping they work too. Have a blessed day!

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  4. Thanks for your patience and understanding T and the great advice, I just wish I had known before but it’s great I know now it’s made such a difference, the Posts are the same on my Blog but I can read others messages without straining my eyes, it will also be easier to finish the Power point when I’m adding the words.

    Wow guess what happened to-day T, I had two accidents and an earache, I prayed about the painful ear as I was driving along on my Scooter and it disappeared, No not the ear or the Scooter, just the pain.

    With the first accident I wasn’t hurt although a bit shook up and embarrassed, when I was shopping my wheel turned the wrong way and I went into a seed stand there were pkt’s of seed everywhere and yes I was feeling a bit seedy afterwards.

    But the second accident I hurt my arm and wrist when my Scooter hit a cement ledge that I hadn’t seen. I wasn’t sure how I was going to get home because it was the hand I use to accelerate, so I apologized to God for once more having to ask for His help but yes He Hugged me again and there was no more pain, so I was able to drive home.

    I was thinking later T, I haven’t done anything to deserve all these Hugs from our Heavenly Daddy and also that I wish I had known before I could just ask for His hugs but it’s great to know now.

    Blessings dear friend – Anne

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    1. Awww that is so wonderful, (not that you had an accident) God is just wrapping his arms around you so tightly right now Anne letting you know just how much you are loved <3 I loved reading this! thank you so much for sharing with me.

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  5. Hi T just another bit of good news although for me also a need to apologise to WordPress for thinking they had messed up my Posts, although I still have the Custom design problem and the mixed up advice one but when you showed me how to adjust the fonts that got me thinking and I found that my Firefox settings were up high and this is why the font was so large when looking at the Posts from my Computer, as I said it is not the same one I was using before, I have adjusted the font now and all is normal again. .

    At my age I don’t think I’m going to become a genius in regards to Technology but I wish I could understand more than I do, but with being Dyslectic it means I find it more than hard to understand directions, just like maths there a Mystery , thankfully God keeps me going or I would give up!

    Thanks again for your help T, I hope the Pomegranates are helping you, if not God will provide what is needed, so just enjoy his gift of fruit, to be honest I didn’t like the seeds but the juice was great, it was something I had never tasted before.

    Blessings – Anne

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    1. I am so glad you are getting those things figured out. I just happen to be a computer geek at heart and love just tinkering with techy stuff though I am still far from a genious. But I am not to good at other things such as math that is a mystery to me too! I do love how God gives us each our own specialties that make us unique.
      I did buy some pomegranates and have been eating them the past couple days. they are very good but those seeds are a pain .. a lot of work to eat but soooo Good. I have not noticed if they are helping or not yet but I am enjoying the fruit :) thank you for telling me about them. also thank you for coming by and commenting and sharing.

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