It was just a little drop, and each time I scootered past it the temptation to go down it was so fierce, I could reach out and grab it…so I did!
Thanks for joining us for Wednesday’s Word with Kim-Evinda and Trench Classes United. Today’s WOW (Words of Wisdom and Weapons of Warfare touches on this question: Why are we more apt to address physical pain and let emotional pain go unchecked?
I was at the skate park with my grandson and we had brought both his scooter and his skateboard. He went off on his scooter and I was left with his skateboard. I used to skateboard with my son XX years ago, so I thought, why not? I tentatively got up on it, and slowly pushed my way across the side of the park. With each successful trip, I became a little more confident and so I began to practice some kick turns. Well, that didn’t go as well, so I decided I’d try the scooter when my little grandson said he wanted his skateboard.
Ahh, this was safer, and so away I went, holding on to the bar of the scooter, propelling myself forward at a pretty good speed if I do say so myself. 😊 Well, like we humans do, I began to get bored with going back and forth so I kept looking at the various bowls that many were dropping down into and making it look oh, so easy, I might add. And they were so stinking little!
I motioned to Little B and he came over. I asked him how to drop down into the little bowl, and he ever so completely explained and then skated off. Well, I went down like he said, and was doing great…until I got to the very bottom and I’m not sure what happened, but the scooter went one way, I went another and my left knee went an entirely different direction! ☹ To make that long story short, I am pretty sure I tore a ligament of some sort (still waiting to get authorization for an MRI to confirm) and the pain…well, it’s pretty intense.
Now come with me to my counseling session:
All through our session I kept noticing my counselor wincing and moving to rearrange his position. At the end of our session, I said, “You hurt your back, didn’t you?” He replied that he had and how: Playing football with his son. He actually looked sort of embarrassed as he shared until I shared my injury story and then we both laughed as we talked about how many think we’re foolish to attempt to play like we’re young, to which I reply every time, I’m old, not dead! I’m not going to stop trying to have fun just because I’m older! 😉
I asked what he was doing for his injury and if he had seen a chiropractor and he said he was going to in the next couple of days. He then brought our injuries into a great perspective with this analogy: We’ll tend to our physical pain almost always, but what about our emotional pain? Ponder that for a minute. 😉
So many ignore or deny their emotional pain and wind up causing emotional wrecks, but why? There are so many healthy remedies available for emotional pain. So let me ask you this question: What do you do when you are hurting in your heart and whom do you turn to?
There is a help greater than you can imagine, a love that heals all pain. Isaiah 53:4 tells us surely He carries all of our pain; He dries all of our tears.” Will you take Him at His Word today?
Held by His Healing hand