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My wife is a nurse. She's a nurse on a cancer floor in the hospital. She's awesome. She has a heart for people. She tells stories to me that break my heart, literally. She helps me keep things in perspective and makes me realize how much we have to be thankful for. Read this story my wife wrote:


pain. the word brings many things to mind. a headache, a heartbreak, a flu shot. well my perception of pain was altered while at work a few nights ago. as a nurse i see people in pain all the time, but until this i just don't think it had hit me. think about being in so much pain that you haven't had a good night's rest in 3 months. you can't sit up by yourself, because even the tiniest of movements are excruciating. you vomit every day, because the pain is so terrible. nothing helps. you can't do anything by yourself. this was what my patient was dealing with. diagnosed with cancer more than 8 years ago (what a survivor!), the cancer has now spread to her bones. bone mets are known to be extremely painful, and she had it in her spine, ribs, and hips. as i sat there with her most of the night, administering painkillers and anti-emetics, holding a cold cloth on her forehead and helping her turn over , i realized what true pain is...and what true strength is. this patient was amazing. through this terrible thing called cancer, she was lying there in bed singing songs about God's love, strength, and faithfulness. she never once complained, only asked for help. can you imagine? i can't, but God can. He knows all our pain, physical and beyond, and it was so obvious He was there comforting her. wow."

pray for this woman and for those who share stories like hers.

Just some verses about the Lord's strength.

Psalms 46:1 God is our refuge and strength, a very present help in trouble.
Psalms 37:39 But the salvation of the righteous is of the LORD: he is their strength in the time of trouble.
Psalms 22:19 But be not thou far from me, O LORD: O my strength, haste thee to help me.
Psalms 73:26 My flesh and my heart faileth: but God is the strength of my heart, and my portion for ever.
Psalms 81:1 Sing aloud unto God our strength: make a joyful noise unto the God of Jacob.
Isaiah 12:2 Behold, God is my salvation; I will trust, and not be afraid: for the LORD JEHOVAH is my strength and my song; he also is become my salvation.

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