Wednesday, November 18, 2009

A real pain in the butt

It has certainly been an entertaining week for the Penner household, if entertaining is the right word. As I mentioned in my blog on Sudany, I have had some considerable shooting pain in my lower back and left leg (a pinched nerve obviously than made even sitting a real pain). It got much worse in the past few days. Much worse!!

On the other hand, my energy level has been great and I have been able to go to the office every day this week (and plan to go in for the remaining two days).  

So, here I was with great energy levels but incredible pain.  It just didn’t seem fair.

I have to admit that for a few minutes yesterday I was slightly annoyed at God; why does it always seem that there is some health issue that I am having to deal with?  If it isn’t cancer, it’s shingles, or cracked ribs or back pain or low hemoglobin levels.  I guess I was just tired of never being able to say that I am doing “fine” without some condition being put on the comment.

But God is God and I am not. He is also my Father and I know that He is control of my life, even when I don’t understand the “why” of everything that happens to me.  So, we walk by faith.

Anyway, the back pain is finally letting up after having gone to the chiropractor every morning this week.  I am hopeful that the rest of the week will be a little less a pain in the butt (quite literally).


stacy Harp said...

Hey, I can relate to the pain in the butt part, I have an issue with my sciatic nerve on my lower left side of my back and yesterday it was all I could do to stand it, that and even when I walked it hurt. Today, it's much better....thanks for sharing because I love your honesty. :) - Stacy

Remi said...

It just didn’t seem fair.I guess it doesn't. But I found myself smiling - seems to me the kind of comment a normal child would normally make to a loving parent! I mean no child would dare stand before a tyrannical parent and say those words!. Yes, our God is God, and a most loving Father. And as Psalm 103 puts it,.... Like as a father pitieth his children, so the LORD pitieth them that fear him. For he knoweth our frame; he remembereth that we are dust. And His mercy is from everlasting to everlasting as concerning us, His children!Brother Glen, the lord will keep bearing you up in every way, and grace to keep walking by faith, He'll keep granting you and us all.

Heidi said...

I will keep praying for perfect healing for you. God holds our every breath, He knows our inmost being, our frustrations, our hopes and loves us completely. I am so glad your energy level is up and steady.