Five Minute Friday: Ache

I'm joining The Gypsy Mama for Five Minute Friday. This is when we write for 5 minutes without over-thinking or changing what we've written. Lisa-Jo provides the word and other writers link up their "word-of-the-day" posts. I think my writing is getting better because of this free-style exercise! Today's word is: ACHE.

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Ache...well, aches are kind of the story of my life. I've dealt with neck, shoulder, and lower back pain for at least 10 years. At this point in time, I'm not sure if it's from a car accident I got in a month before my 18th birthday, or from a car accident Anthony & I got in 4 years ago. 

Me, circa May 2001

Whatever the case, I get tired of talking about my aches. Because I want to believe that God can heal me. So when I've asked for prayer to be healed of these pains, I feel like I'm letting the person down that's praying for me. Because nothing seems to help.

I've tried accupuncture, chiropractic, physcial therapy, pain medications, started doing yoga, massage therapy, got a standing desk at work, changed purses, and not one thing seems to help. 

Last week I was reminded that Paul (a leader in the early church), had a thorn in his side that kept him humble. I began to wonder if my aches were my thorn in my side? Maybe the fact that I have the continuous aches is a reminder from God that He is the one I should lean on and not myself.

In Him, I can find rest and let go of my burdens. 

What comes to your mind when you think of aches?

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