Yes, I'll share some information I e-mailed to a friend. However, I want you to know that the reason I'm sharing some of the message I e-mailed, is to help you understand what a situation is like, when injury happens.
Please realize that I didn't intend to share part of the e-mail message with you, at first. But, when I re-read the message, I realized that the information is so important to anyone who has been injured.
Yes, I realize that injury can happen to anyone, anytime.
Some people are not at work when they are injured. But, some people are at work, when they are injured.
In both cases, injury isn't easy.
Here's some of what I e-mailed to my friend (I copied/pasted):
Suffering isn't easy. Hopefully, you recall me telling you about how I had become an injured worker many years ago, when I was driving a school bus, and was hit by a tractor-trailer truck driver.
At that time, I had neck injury and couldn't even lift my head up off my chest. Dislocated shoulders. Back problem and pain. Knee injury. Broken toes. Was unable to have medical treatment done right away, due to my chest being bruised (black in colour) due to it breaking the steering wheel. I had to have 2 surgeries and other medical care done to reconstruct my jaw that had been crushed (I now have 4 screws and about a hundred pins inside, due to the reconstruction). I had head problems and pain, due to my head cracking the glass windshield.
Originally, I thought I would be healed fully. I wasn't. Yes, I've been healed in some ways, but not fully. And, have realized that I never will be fully healed.
I praise God that I read the Bible. For when reading it, so many things were told to me. Just as they are to you.
Here is the Bible verse I shared with my injured friend:
2 Corinthians 1:3-5, "Blessed be God, even the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of mercies, and the God of all comfort;
4 Who comforteth us in all our tribulation, that we may be able to comfort them which are in any trouble, by the comfort wherewith we ourselves are comforted of God.
5 For as the sufferings of Christ abound in us, so our consolation also aboundeth by Christ."
Here is the last portion of the e-mail message that I'll share with you:
Amen! Jesus suffered. So do we. And, after we suffer, God uses our situation to help other people who suffer, also.
For this, I praise God! Hallelujah!
God uses us in a way to help others.
Just as I wanted to help my friend. Yes, we had other discussions and I gave other information to help support my friend. But, I have no intention of sharing that information, for it is truly personal.
I also want to help you, or someone you know, who may have been injured.
Please know that I pray for all who have been injured.
Life isn't easy. But, God is good.
Thank You, Lord!
Until next time...
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