I ran across this image on Twitter recently that said “Just Because I am Strong Enough to Handle PAIN, Doesn’t Mean I Deserve it!”
I couldn’t help but be struck by the truth of it, but what really jumped out in my mind was this thought that NO ONE deserves pain. We didn’t earn it. We didn’t do anything so bad that we need to be punished with it. We shouldn’t feel like it’s some sort of lesson for us. There’s no explaining why the pain is there. It just is. But, no matter what else you might think about your pain, You don’t deserve the pain. None of us do.