How do you deal with pain? Not just the physical, momentary pain but that deep-seated sting, the kind of pain that bothers you on unexpected moments of the day, sometimes even when you’re with people, but mostly when you’re alone in your rumination.
You try to fill your days with activities and people and stuff which you hope would cast the bad spell away but still it’s there…it remains. That feeling of grief, discontent, emptiness, or whatever you call it that refuses to be identified.
That which lingers on and drags through and sneaks in and out of your life like flashes of old days gone by. That emotion that haunts, clutches and disorients you that you are unable to function properly.
Will you go out alone to watch a sad movie and let out the bottled-up tears which you have kept hiding for weeks, or months or even years now? Do you just curl up like a ball, alone in your room and sob until there are no more tears left to cry? Will you try and see a psychiatrist and pay for someone to listen to your woes and rants and fears?
Or will you seek out and talk to a great friend whom you have grown old with over the years and together take your concerns (even while weeping if need be) to the One who sees and knows and feels it all? To Him who makes everything beautiful in His time. To God who works out all things for your good along with those who are called according to His purpose.
“Two are better than one, because they have a good return for their labor: If either of them falls down, one can help the other up. But pity anyone who falls and has no one to help them up.”-Ecclesiastes 4:9-10 (NIV)
We all have different ways of dealing with pain. How about you? Do you just let the pain remain or try to make it go away?