Temporary Relief

Anything that’s temporary is never permanent …. meaning it will only last for a short time before it expires. Relief is a feeling of calmness after experiencing some form of stress and anxiety. Temporary relief brings calmness for a short time … but it will never bring closure to whatever was causing the anxiety or stress.

Sometimes when pain is absent for a short period we do not give it our full attention forgetting that the root cause was not dealt with …. and before long the pain will resurface. The relief makes a person become comfortable enough to forget that the situation remains unresolved.

Temporary relief makes people repeat cycles of dysfunction because the calmness tricked them into believing that the pain was gone. Some girls are habitually drawn to losers and some guys accept the nightmares of bad relationships both believing that it’s better to be in a bad relationship than to be lonely. The relief is temporary. 

People living an abnormal or out of the ordinary life should at least be mentally healthy to recognize when they need help. Living with temporary relief is convincing your mind that things are okay when it is not. It will only encourage negative thinking and behavior that would soon erupt into anxiety and frustrations when the pain returns.

There was a woman with an issue for many years and she spent all she had going to a therapist and her situation wasn’t changing. She was running out of options and knew that something had to be done quickly … so out of desperation … she remembered that she overheard people talking about a man named Jesus.

At that very moment she decided that something has to change very soon in her life because she was growing tired dealing with her issues. She made a decision to find Jesus to see if He could help her … and the Bible says, she was made well. A sick person should be mentally healthy to recognize when they need help … and they should risk everything to get help when help appears at their front steps.

It’s hard to stand by and watch someone trying to fix a leak with a hammer. But the challenge is … if they are convinced that the hammer is the right tool for the job … then there’s nothing more you can say to them until they ask for help.

The woman with the issue went looking for help. She knew Jesus was in her city and if she didn’t get to Him … the window of opportunity would have gone … and she would have to continue living in her misery. Pride will keep a person believing that temporary relief is the way to deal with issues. 

A glass of wine will dull the pain for a moment, a date night will keep you happy for the hour, a mini vacation will take you away for a week …. all these are temporary relief that have not dealt with the root cause of the misery. The best time to know God is when the pain is unbearable.

Anything that’s temporary is never permanent. Relief is a feeling of calmness after experiencing some form of stress and anxiety. Temporary relief brings calmness for a short time … but it will never bring closure to whatever was causing the anxiety or stress. It’s never too late to be happy. But it’s all up to you!

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