This year has already been quite challenging for me in every area of my life; physical, emotional and spiritual. Without going into details, I have been in fairly intense physical pain, work pressures, and emotional pain. In this process, I feel a challenge to choose to trust and walk with God in it - and grow in Him through it. As Job lamented “even though you slay me Lord, I will trust you”. (Job 13.15)”
At times, I confess, this has been very difficult. I now more clearly understand how intense emotion or physical pain can get in the way of our communion with God. But, I can now also say - there is a way through this, but it requires our determined and clear focus. I’m used to connecting with God quite easily. In mid conversation or while I’m doing something else, I have learned to commune quickly. Hmmm, well - all that went out the window as soon as I was faced with physical pain which seemed to fill my consciousness and override everything else.