How do you define happiness? For me, happiness is walking down a flight of stairs pain-free. Over the past year, each interaction with stairs has been daunting and painful. After hearing several recommendations, I was compelled to give the local pain doctor a try. Honestly, it. hurt. She made me cry out to Jesus as her hands glided along my fascia. With each fascial release came more pain.
Fascia is the connective tissue in our bodies.
Connective tissue’s main function is to bind, support, and anchor the body. Since it’s easy for me to blame fibromyalgia for all my issues, I often ignore the pain in my body. Tight fascia can hinder movement in our muscles and joints. As our bodies compensate to make up for the loss of movement, we can cause additional muscle tightness without realizing it.
“Dear friend, I pray that you may enjoy good health and that all may go well with you, even as your soul is getting along well.” 3 John 1:2 NIV
Prayer is connective tissue
Basically, prayer is the tissue designed to bind, support, and anchor our hearts to Him. Through prayer, we pour out our hearts binding us to His presence. In prayer, our connection is supported through the groanings of the Holy Spirit. And the hope we find in prayer is an anchor to our souls.
Cry Out to Jesus
Finally, when we cry out to Jesus, He provides the release needed. We may have residual pain until our healing is complete, but we can trust that healing is indeed on the way. It may not come wrapped in the box that carried our expectations. But, it will come.
Because of the pain piled upon pain in my heart these days, urgent and life-shaking burdens form knots in my spirit in need of release. My recommendation is to make an appointment with THE pain doctor. Don’t be like me and suffer through the pain in an effort to look strong and healthy. Cry out to Jesus and place all the urgent and life-shaking knots of pain in His healing hands.