When feeling ill, poorly or in pain…

Sickness and pain

[reference: “The Holy Bible: (New Testament) Chinese and English Bi-lingual Edition”;
The Gideons International (2008); The New King James Version]



Pastel on paper drawing is called
When Sickness and Health are Too Much” (2007)
located in
the Schmitt Hall Studios



Romans 5: 3-5
“Tribulation produces perseverance, character and hope

3. And not only that, but we also glory in tribulations, knowing that tribulation produces perseverance.

4. And perseverance, character; and character, hope.

5. Now hope does not disappoint, because the love of God has been poured out in our hearts by the Holy Spirit who was given to us.


Picture sourced from a post called
A Brief Overview of
Acute Pain versus Chronic Pain

located in the brain expert
Dr Jack Lewis’s website
with neuroscience content
intended to ‘Sort Your Brain Out’


Corinthians 12:9-10
“For when I am weak, then I am strong.”

9.  And He said to me,

“My grace is sufficient for you,
for My strength is made perfect in weakness.”

Therefore most gladly I will rather boast in my infirmities, that the power of Christ may rest upon me.

10.  Therefore I take pleasure in infirmities, in reproaches, in needs, in persecutions, in distresses, for Christ’s sake.  For when I am weak, then I am strong.




Picture sourced from the website
Amazing Quotes Stories and Articles


Mark 9:14-29
“If you can believe, all things are possible to him who believes.”

14.  And when He came to the disciples, He saw a great multitude around them, and scribes disputing with them.

15.  Immediately, when they saw Him, all the people were greatly amazed, and running to Him, greeted Him.

16.  And he asked the scribes, “What are you discussing with them?”

17.  Then one of the crowd answered and said, “Teacher, I brought You my son, who has a mute spirit.

18.  “And wherever it seizes him, it throws him down; he foams at the mouth, gnashes his teeth, and becomes rigid.  So I spoke to Your disciples, that they should cast it out, but they could not.”

19.  He answered him and said,

“O faithless generation, how long shall I be with you?
How long shall I bear with you?
Bring him to Me.”

20.  Then they brought him to Him.  And when he saw Him, immediately the spirit convulsed him, and he fell on the ground and wallowed, foaming at the mouth.

21.  So He asked his father, “How long has this been happening to him?”  And he said, “From childhood.”

22.  “And often he has thrown him both into the fire and into the water to destroy him.  But if You can do anything, have compassion on us and help us.”

23.  Jesus said to him,

“If you can believe, all things are possible to him who believes.”

24.  Immediately the father of the child cried out and said with tears,

“Lord, I believe, help my unbelief!”

25.  When Jesus saw that the people came running together, He rebuked the unclean spirit, saying to it: “Deaf and dumb spirit, I command you, come out of him and enter him no more!”

26.  Then the spirit cried out, convulsed him greatly, and came out of him.  And he became as one dead, so that many said, “He is dead.”

27.  But Jesus took it him by the hand and lifted him up, and he arose.

28.  And when He had come into the house, His disciples asked Him privately,

“Why could we not cast it out?”

29.  So He said to them,

“This kind can come out by nothing but prayer and fasting.”

Nerd smile  My Comment

It can be said that it is only during our lowest ebb that we can learn the most, for it is only during low-tide that we can clearly see the remnants and loose-ends washed up upon the shoreline of our life. 

During high-tide, there is so much going on that all the miscellaneous details of our life become drowned in the vast ocean of living.  It is our daily busy-ness that can overshadow what we need to clear up and de-clutter from our lives.  Leaving things too late can causes an accumulation that negatively affects you. 

For example, leaving it too late to rest properly and heal can create toxins in your body and leaving it too late to action tasks can create a pile-up which brings on stress.

:: Delay can cause an accumulation of
toxicity or negativity over time.
Believe in yourself to overcome your life’s challenges ::

possibilitiesFrom the post called Living in Your Possibilities dated 5 Feb 2011,
located in the website
Elements of Wellness which aims to
‘Create a lifestyle of authenticity: exploring the elements of
authentic living’
written by Mason-Liebenberg.


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