Monday, July 14, 2008

Believing God While In Pain

I have been believing God for the past year and a half, for healing of a terrible condition known as "Trigeminal neuralgia". I do not write this for sympathy, but to be of encouragement.

Pain will drive people to do things they otherwise would not do. It also deeply influences how a person interacts with other people. It can be hard to believe for healing when pain is racking your body, because the circumstances are not only in your face, you feel it. Nevertheless, do not give up, He is God, He still heals, and He can do the impossible. Believe on Jesus Christ for your healing, and if you do not know Him, I encourage you to go to or any other website on salvation through Jesus Christ. Yes, God heals. He has healed me before.

Wikipedia defines Trigeminal neuralgia (TN), or Tic Douloureux, (also known as prosopalgia) is a neuropathic disorder of the trigeminal nerve that causes episodes of intense pain in the eyes, lips, nose, scalp, forehead, and jaw.[1] It is estimated that 1 in 15,000 people suffer from trigeminal neuralgia, although those numbers may be significantly higher due to frequent misdiagnosis. TN usually develops after the age of 50, although there have been cases with patients being as young as three years of age [2].

The condition can bring about stabbing, mind-numbing, electric shock-like pain from just a finger's glance of the cheek. Believed to be the most severe type of pain known to humanity[citation needed], the most common forms of TN affect 1 in 15,000 to 20,000, but 1 in 5,000 are thought to suffer from some type of facial pain.

I write this to encourage those out there with this not to give up, to believe on Jesus Christ, and wait on God. It is a debilitating disease, and there are really no words to describe the kind of pain one goes through. The pain can drive you to your knees, staggering around, unable to walk or lift your head up. Yet, stay encourage, and call out to Him, and believe on Him.

I believe God has given doctors knowledge, and medicine to treat us (that is some medicines). However, I do not take to any kind of medicine well, so I have had great difficulty in finding something which will work for this kind of pain. Tegretol makes me feel like I am part of a video game, I cannot function on it. I also took Indomathecin, but it can cause a hole in the gut (lay person's terms) leading to death...what a choice. And then lately, I noticed side effects from Neurontin which I have been on for over a year now.

I found a rather neat site this morning to pass on, Facial Neuralgia Resources, and pray it will be of assistance to anyone going through something similar. Also for people facing cancer, consider The Cancer Forums, which has a wealth of information on treatments, and people going through the disease. Cancer can also present great pain to its victims, but remember, Jesus Christ is bigger than any of these things. Stand on Him and His Word. Miracles happen all the time actually, but one must believe in these things.

Isaiah 53:5
5 But he was wounded for our transgressions, he was bruised for our iniquities: the chastisement of our peace was upon him; and with his stripes we are healed.

Matthew 8:17
17 That it might be fulfilled which was spoken by Isaiah the prophet, saying, Himself took our infirmities, and bare our sicknesses.

James 5:14-15
14 Is any sick among you? let him call for the elders of the church; and let them pray over him, anointing him with oil in the name of the Lord:
15 And the prayer of faith shall save the sick, and the Lord shall raise him up; and if he have committed sins, they shall be forgiven him.