I decided to use this quote for this week’s #PainWarriorPepTalk; “If you’re going through hell, keep going”. It is a common misconception that Winston Churchill said this, however it has never been recorded that he actually did say this.
Warriors, I pray that you will be encouraged by this short message. Sometimes a short sentence with a few words can carry a connotation of an essay.
The only way you are going to make it out of your hell is to continue pushing your way through it. If we were to look at the semantics of this quote, the key word used here is ‘through’. When you go through something, there is an entry point, and also an exit point. Like when you go through a tunnel. You WILL come out on the other side. This is something I have heard my pastor (Pastor Mike White) say before pertaining to the word ‘through’. So warriors be reminded and encouraged; walk THROUGH your pain and keep your head up. You will make it out alive. You might still have your pain at the end of the tunnel, but the most important thing to have is your peace of mind so you will continue to live your life to the fullest.
Hope you have a great week warriors,
14 thoughts on “If you’re going through hell, keep going! #PainWarriorPepTalk”
Great post! If you look at my blog tagline on my website header, it says “A Journey Through Chronic Illness”. Until I read this post, I didn’t know the significance of the word through. I just thought that saying “with” sounded like I was stuck. Lol
Thanks for sharing this!
Hey thanks! What you said in your tagline sounds quite prophetic to me! ? stuck is not where God wants you to be with your illness! ??
Exactly! Because God works ALL things for His glory!
Thank you so much, this was so needed for me today! I have been dealing with way too many MS issues for a few weeks. Your pep talk was wonderful!!
Thank you for your kind words Alyssa. I’m so glad to know you came across this at the right time & it helped. I know MS can be so dreadful. Keep fighting & remind yourself that your pain is being used to help so many across the globe who are struggling as well ?
Thank you so much for this absolutely amazing comment Tasha! I do really want to help others dealing with these pain issues!
Very true! I got Lyme Disease a year ago and it was really tough, feeling failed by my body when I used to be so active. But after 6 months I slowly started working out, the very little I could, and after a few months I suddenly realized that I didn’t feel tired anymore after walking the dogs. I didn’t need 3-4 days to recover from a 20 minute workout. I was healthy again!
Even though I still have brain fog, I am SO grateful to be able to use my body again. I was expecting it to take 3-4 years! But it really was when I accepted my lot and started doing what I could to work through it that I did just that — I worked through it. 🙂
I’m glad to hear that working out has helped you Erika! I have had the struggle recently where I can’t go gym as often as it either triggers off a migraine for me, or I don’t feel well enough to go at the moment. I’m hoping that things will improve that I can push to use the gym more often and hopefully force these migraines to subside.
Acceptance can play such a big part in recovery – once you accept it, it can unlock the door that makes one question ‘right how do I fight/change/challenge this thing?’
I’m hoping your situation with brain fog improves also 🙂
Well said Tasha. We often times just want to get out immediately but realistically we have to accept it and go through it. Thanks for the reminder because its so easy to forget. ?
Hey thanks for your comment. I have to remind myself of this too when I feel like it’s becoming too much to cope with. But we’ll make it. ??⭐️