Freedom from pain

The tyranny of pain can be broken. The way to freedom is found through God's power.

One afternoon, when I was helping a young child to get out of the path of an oncoming car in a parking lot, I fell and sustained a painful injury to my ankle. I was instantly overwhelmed with fear—especially because I had an important activity in the very near future, and it was vital to me that I be in top shape for it. This concern filled my thought, and I couldn't seem to think beyond the fear and frustration. By the time we got home the ankle was badly swollen as well as increasingly painful. I literally cried with pain over this unhappy state of affairs.

My husband, who had observed the entire experience, sat down by me and lovingly but very firmly suggested that I remember that I had a choice about how I could handle the situation.

Second Thought
March 30, 1987

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