two spotted shells

I don’t see how you could get through what I’ve had to deal with without some kind of faith – without turning to Jesus and relying on him to give you peace, or the courage to get up and go through another day. Plus, I think chronic pain makes you more aware of what is important, and less easily bothered by the petty stuff of life. And that, I think, is a blessing. Because I don’t think I’d naturally be like that.

I’ve never said, “Thank you, God, for sending me this.” But I do find comfort in knowing that Jesus knows what suffering is.