Pay it Forward

I never get headaches.  Seriously.  Well, an "almost never" that is so close to never that I can say "never."  The only time I get them is if I am way beyond tired, such has only a few hours sleep for many nights in a row, or if I have a fever, or if I haven't eaten for over a day.

I've had a headache since Saturday and my patience is growing thin for tolerance.  Here it is Wednesday morning and I want to be grumpy at 6 a.m., but I have to write this introduction and prayer.  I really just want to go back to bed and take a sick day.  But I won't.

There is a sound of a motor, maybe a car warming up, cutting in and out, that's been going on for at least a half hour, eating at my brain with noise, and I feel like running outside in my underwear and grabbing the key from the ignition and throwing it on the ground outside of the car.

And now I have the hiccups as I write this.  I give up!

I am currently not a burden to anyone.  Even the dogs continue to sleep and hubby is gone to work.  However, this devotion reminds me that I can never weigh God down with my problems.  So I can share my burdens this morning with Him and He will listen and He will help me to get through.  He loves me so much.

Some day when I feel better, hopefully I can pay God's love forward by listening to another's needs just as God listens to me.

This devotion is one that made me laugh when I wrote it about what feels so sinful to me every time it happens.  A Self-Seeking Snuggle Holder?  Me? Yep!  Did that really come out of my head and go down on paper?

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Please pray with me.  Lord, I want to praise your name and dance, but instead I have this headache that won't go away, so I'll just imagine myself dancing in my head for You.  Ah!  I am so silly.  Thank you for listening to me and caring whenever I call out Your name.  Please take away these small burdens of mine that must seem minuscule compared to some of the others who pray to You.  When I am feeling better, help me to find a way to pay forward Your love for me to others.  Show me what I can do and give me willpower to take action rather than to watch the moment go by without doing anything.  I pray these things in Your name, who is worthy to receive glory and honor.  Amen.

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(first posted 12/16/15)

P.S. It wasn't a car warming up.  The leaf removal from the city was working in the dark at 6 a.m.!  Arrggggg!  Why?  It went on for about 45 minutes!


Nita said…
When I had a headache like that, I went to the dentist and had a abscessed tooth. The minute he drilled into it, the pain went away immediately. I don't get headaches, ever. You might want to try it. Good luck and I'll say a prayer. Anita
Hummie B said…
Thanks for the prayer!

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