I am having lower back pain due to a pinched nerve. Some days it’s so severe that it hurts to put one foot in front of the other and it feels like needles are being stuck in my back. I was in so much pain one day that I walked over to the Chiropractor across the street from my job to get an adjustment. I had cute sparkly heels on. His assessment came quickly and clearly.
“Fortunately the inflammation is contained on one side. Get out of the heels for a few months and allow the back to heal and you’ll be fine.”
I’m Mexican, heels are our trademark. Surely, there is something more to this back pain than heels. Surely there is. Heels are just too simple of a solution.
I know! I have to pray for a healing because obviously my faith isn’t strong enough.
When the pain became unbearable I went for a massage. Tisha said,
“Heels aren’t good for you.”
“Ugh! I know but flats hurt my feet.”
Lord, I know you have a healing for me. Please give me some relief.
I got it! I’ll go to Dr. Deldin and see if he has a magic pill that will make me get better.
Dr. Deldin said, “Bend your knees every time you go to pick something up, even if it’s a piece of paper.” And then in a sterner voice he added,
“And get out of those damned heels.”
Which actually, the heels I was wearing that day were super cute AND I feel like he cursed them. They aren’t damned at all. So I prayed for my heels and for those haters of heels.
However, I am still waiting on a word from the Lord regarding the healing of my back.
Vikki, my sister from another mother, said, “Are your migraines back? The Lord told me to pray for your ache and I thought it was your head.”
“No, not my head, my back.”
“You’ve been hurting for awhile. What’s up?”
I go through the whole scenario with her to which she responds. “You’re crazy. I’m swamped at work.”
That’s her way of saying, you already heard the truth so just quit it.
Monday my back hurt so much I wanted to cry but I had cute heels on, wedges because those are more comfy.
And so I keep praying for my healing and a confirmation from the Lord as to what to do.
How about you? What are unwilling to face facts about?