It happened so fast while we were trying to pen a little bunch of sheep. A young man that was helping us was riding a horse that was well fed and had not been ridden in a while. He made a mistake in that he spurred his horse and went charging off. The only problem was that the horse did not want to go charging off and it bucked him off.
I took him to the doctor to see if anything was broken and thank goodness, nothing was. The doctor gave him some aspirin to ease the pain.
That incident reminds me of problems or troubles we can encounter in life and what we can do to ease the pain. One thing we can do in the midst of problems is to think back about all the times we have not had problems. Also remembering the many times we had problems and how He delivered us (Psalm 22:5&34:4&54:7). It may not remove the current problem, but it can sure ease the pain a little. Giving thanks is a great pain reliever (Psalm 92:1&109:30).
I have watched people, especially one of my grandmothers, be able to give thanks in the midst of some great problems (1 Thessalonians 5:18). I personally can not do it immediately, but give me a little time and I will come around (Hebrews 13:15). See you in Church next Sunday.