When We Are Hurting

Hebrews 4:15 “We have a high priest who can feel it when we are weak and hurting.”

Yesterday, Sesena had surgery. She was spayed. For her it was the right decision to make.

This morning she did not look good. When I asked her if she was ready to go to work, her head still came up and her ears pointed high, but she was unable to sustain any further movement that would justify letting her go to the office.

Maybe we’ll bring her later today and let her just sit on the cushion on the conference table. It was so obvious to see that she did not feel good and she was hurting. Thank goodness for pain pills.

Many, if not all, of us have been there when we may have had to undergo some procedure due to illness. Finding ourselves in a place just like Sesena. Maybe the day after surgery. It’s not usually our best moment.

But such is living in these mortal bodies. They have limitations, and they feel pain. God recognizes that we have times of weakness and impairment.

It’s during these times that we can rely on God’s strength. Christ is there, and He will provide us with time of rest and recuperation. It’s also during these times that we may become a little down, and maybe even a little depressed.

Words of encouragement from those around us can be so positive. It can make such a difference in our attitude and the anxiety we experience during a time of recovery.

Today, don’t forget those around you that may be in this circumstance. Take the opportunity to touch someone during their time of weakness and pain.

Just like Sesena, a kind word and a kiss on the head can make the time of recovery so much easier. Likewise, know that our scripture today tells us that Christ feels when we are hurting and in pain.

The Lord God is not so distracted or removed that His attention is anything but on you.
Christ cares for you.

Have a blessed day.

~Dean Burnetti


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