A Few Thoughts on PAIN

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Because EVERY man has–at one time or another—experienced PAIN, a great many feel that this experience qualifies them as EXPERTS  on the topic of “PAIN.”

HOWEVER, just because someone has experienced pain does NOT mean that person’s experiences make that person universally qualified to expound on pain.

Pain:

a: (1) a localized or generalized unpleasant bodily sensation or complex of sensations that causes mild to severe physical discomfort and emotional distress and typically results from bodily disorder (such as injury or disease)- also: the state marked by the presence of such sensations
//was in constant pain

(2) a basic bodily sensation that is induced by a noxious stimulus, is received by naked nerve endings, is associated with actual or potential tissue damage, is characterized by physical discomfort (such as pricking, throbbing, or aching), and typically leads to evasive actio

b: mental or emotional distress or suffering: GRIEF
//the pain she had felt at those humiliating words— Morley Callaghan

HOWEVER, as the reader perhaps understands ALL TO WELL: NOT being qualified as an EXPERT on a subject does NOT–in ANY manner–mean that person will remain quiet when the conversation turns to the aches and pains suffered by someone else–or ESPECIALLY if the conversation turns to those pains suffered by the would-be expert.

And so–keeping all of that in mind and with a RECENT conversation centered on that topic serving as the main springboard–the following thoughts are offered on PAIN.

1- Describing PAIN as a ‘sensation of DISCOMFORT’ does NOT mean that this description makes the describer an advocate of PAIN.

Discomfort” and “unpleasant” are ways of DESCRIBING PAIN–not announcements that PAIN is in any way to be desired.

2- Despite a sizable group of “hurts so good”  proponents, MOST humans will flee the unpleasant sensations caused by PAIN.

3- There are several LEVELS of pain.

There is PHYSICAL pain, which is primarily PAIN which affects the victim PHYSICALLY.

There is MENTAL pain, which primarily affects the mental state or functioning of the victim.

There is EMOTIONAL pain, which primarily affects the emotions of the sufferer.

There is SPIRITUAL pain, in which a person’s SPIRIT suffers primarily.

4- Most people treat ALL PAIN as if it were PHYSICAL.

Perhaps this is because the most common pains in life seem to be PHYSICAL ones?

5- There are certain substances offered for relieving PHYSICAL PAIN–primarily pharmaceuticals.

While it appears that these substances reduce primarily pain of a PHYSICAL nature, they do NOT reduce ALL physical pains.

Does the reader find this to be odd?

6- These pain-reducers or ‘pain relievers‘ will NOT also work for PAIN other than the PHYSICAL type.

Perhaps that is why NO ONE will advise someone suffering a messy divorce to take a few aspirins?

7- PHYSICAL PAIN seems to be the easiest–or at least the most heavily-promoted–type of pain which is treated.

Pain of a mental, emotional or spiritual type appears to be NOT treatable presently, EXCEPT for the sedating of that person.

8- Many so-called ‘remedies’ for pain consist of so heavily sedating a person that it mentally incapacitates that person.

While this ‘relief’ may stop the sufferer from feeling pain, it also renders the sufferer UNABLE to function otherwise.

9- While there are ‘remedies’ available for PHYSICAL pain, it has become increasingly harder for the sufferer to access these ‘remedies.’

This appears to be because of the HEAVY, unfavorable publicity during the past 10-20 years over OPIOIDS.

10- One of the most effective–though many feel is too ‘slow-acting–is TIME.

IN FACT, the world has a saying for this thought.

“Time heals all wounds.”

The passing of TIME allows a person suffering from INTENSE pain to address a pain (which was unthinkable to contemplate AT THE TIME) to be studied LATER; in hindsight.

11- God’s Word mentions that there will come a time when God Himself will soothe and relieve pain or ANYTHING causing discomfort–including those woes which are mentally- or emotionally- or spiritually-based.

“And God shall wipe away all tears from their eyes; and there shall be no more death, neither sorrow, nor crying, neither shall there be any more pain: for the former things are passed away.”
–Revelation 21:4

There were a number of OTHER thoughts on the subject–mostly having to so with those people said to be ‘self-medicating’ their pains.

We will–God willing–address these other thoughts in the near future.

HAS the reader ever suffered from PAIN of one sort or another?

WHAT relieved that pain?

It is not YET too late: there is still a little time to change direction (repent), place your faith (hope) for the future entirely on Jesus Christ and enter the kingdom of heaven.

DOES the reader believe he is saved?

Make Your Calling and Election Sure: End Times Survival

DOES the reader believe he is NOT saved?

Time is Running Out: Today is the Day of Salvation

THE GOSPEL OF JESUS CHRIST

“Moreover, brethren, I declare unto you the gospel which I preached unto you, which also ye have received, and wherein ye stand; By which also ye are saved, if ye keep in memory what I preached unto you, unless ye have believed in vain. For I delivered unto you first of all that which I also received, how that Christ died for our sins according to the scriptures; And that he was buried, and that he rose again the third day according to the scriptures:

And that he was seen of Cephas, then of the twelve: After that, he was seen of above five hundred brethren at once; of whom the greater part remain unto this present, but some are fallen asleep. After that, he was seen of James; then of all the apostles. And last of all he was seen of me also, as of one born out of due time. ”
1 Corinthians 15:1-8

“For I am not ashamed of the gospel of Christ: for it is the power of God unto salvation to every one that believeth; to the Jew first, and also to the Greek.”
-–Romans 1:16

A Reminder: The Gospel is Simple

MORE: Eternal Salvation Through Jesus Christ: Salvation Messages from End Times Prophecy Report

[Portions of this piece appeared originally in End Times Prophecy Headlines: September 3-5, 2021.]

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