I did a lot of praying today. I spent five hours in the dentist chair! If that doesn't give you religion, what will?
Thank God I have a relationship with God. What do people who don't, do in painful situations? Just suffer?
Besides thinking that suffering has a purpose, and for this I offer up my suffering, I also think I am uniting myself with Jesus and His suffering. What really gives me comfort is to know that God is beside me through all this. It keeps me calm and at peace.
If I didn't have that grace, I'd be very stressed, anxious, upset, and just plain angry at the situation.
Strangely, even though I was put through the mill today, I feel blessed.
BTW, my front teeth were prepared for a five unit bridge. I had one extraction and the rest will all filed down to fit into the crowns on the bridge. It's an ordeal.