Tormented with Pain

None of my tricks worked. The sinus pressure kept me up for over an hour the last two nights. I shut myself in my office and turned on the candle warmer under my eucalyptus candle.

Nothing.

I added a few drops of eucalyptus essential oil in the warm wax.

Still nothing.

Then I realized I received the candle as a Christmas present from a coworker. (Thanks, Samantha!) My last day of work was December 31, 2007, and I received it a year or two earlier. I dumped out the wax and looked for other ways to use the essential oil without a diffuser.

In the article, I read to use peppermint oil with eucalyptus oil. I put a few drops of the oil on a cotton ball and set it on the register. Then I noticed the wrapped “Wint O Green” Lifesaver candy next to the register.

They are so strong that I have them double wrapped in my pantry. I read spiders hate mint and set them next to the registers a few weeks ago when the temperature was in the 50’s. I wanted to encourage the spiders to move out! (I think it worked!)

In desperation, I went around the house, opened each package, and set them in the center of each register. I still can’t smell them.

I used a sinus rinse, noted when I could take more medication and made a cup of mint tea. Still no relief.

I pulled out my medication calendar. The antibiotic the doctor prescribed for the sinus infection and bronchitis worked through yesterday. I guess I will have to use that refill.

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I have two friends who suffer chronic pain from difficulties with a shunt. I don’t see how they keep going, but they do. Today I read there were those with chronic pain in the Bible. They didn’t have painkillers, antibiotics, or essential oils!

Matthew 4:24, “…And they brought to Him all sick people who were taken with various diseases and tormented with pain…and He healed them.” Modern English Version

I will continue to pray for them and myself because of this verse.

Luke 4:40, “Now when the sun was setting, all those who had anyone sick with various diseases brought them to Him. And He laid His hands on every one of them and healed them.” Modern English Version

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