Pain is, undeniably, one of the gifts of life. It is beneficial to our existence. Yet it also leads to unpleasant living conditions.
Pain is a four letter word, however, with vast contents. All types of pain can not be discussed in detail here. Very broadly speaking, it can be categorized into two:
One, physical pain – caused by injury, illness, and the likes. Two, mental or emotional pain, which might be caused by sufferings, torments, depression, and many more.
Here we will be talking more about physical pain. It is because of God’s abiding grace that we can recover from all types of pain. And that too, in its different ways, according to the type of pain.
As mentioned before, (in my previous posts) I had the privilege of visiting hospitals several times due to my illness. Those visits were followed by few tests in the diagnostic centers. One, very simple, pain was the needle prick for drawing samples, which was needed for testing.
Another time, I’d also witnessed, me rushing to Emergency Block of hospitals either in my conscious or unconscious state. When one becomes unconscious, one does not feel any type of pain. As long as we didn’t wake up, we cannot feel the pain, which is not a normal occurrence for one who’s still alive.
So, here we can call pain a blessing. And, to be able, to feel the pain is a greater joy. It is a sign of us being alive! Many of the pain we met in our daily walk of life do not need treatment. Does it simply come and go by itself? Do you know who heal all those pains? I did.
When one became unconscious, one can hardly feel the pain. Again, when we began to recover from unconscious state, we are back into the process of recovering. We can feel painful due to the abiding grace bestowed upon us.
More importantly, when we can tell the doctors the type of pain we are suffering or identify the exact location in our body, it helps in diagnosing the cause, which could become an important step for starting treatment.
Some of the pain did not get healed, even after all possible treatment. There is a purpose behind it too. Some might be blessed to know the reason behind it while some might not be. There is an upside to everything.
Almost the same goes with emotional pain. In simple terms, we can suffer emotional pain because we are still alive. Sometimes we hurt another person and sometimes people hurt us, those are normal. Yet, it is very difficult to bear emotional pain.
Emotional pain is hard to cure but it can be cured. Those of us who are blessed with good people around can easily get rid of the pain. Moreover, this pain can be bear together with few selective people unlike physical pain. Let me leave it for you to decide, which one is more severe.
A good listener, even without an advice, can help cure emotional pain apart from the trained counselors. Moreover, reminding ourselves of His abiding grace, which is sufficient and free for all, help us in recovering from emotional pain.
It might not be wrong to say, ‘Thank you, dear God. For, I could feel the pain!’ It depends on the individual and in our approach to life. I am also one among those people to live with pain, almost every day.
Yes and I also agree, we cannot downplay the fact that all types of pain are very hard to bear at that particular moment or time. Yet, with God everything is possible!
Again, let us be thankful. A thankful heart is worth a million!
Please feel free to comment or add something about your thoughts.
Thank you for reminding us of the positive purpose of pain! It changes our perspective.
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so kind of you! For some of us, pain becomes a blessing in disguise.