Rejoicing and Weeping

Wisdom teeth extraction can hurt. Dry sockets hurt even worse.
 I've been dealing with both. 

There are some beautiful women that I know who live in constant pain.
I have never understood the concept. Having these oral issues has given me a small snippet of understanding of how they live. It most definitely has given me an increased ability so empathize.
 I am able to pray for them with increase fervor.
I don't know why the LORD has seen fit for them to endure such hardship.
I do know that He has blessed them in the midst of it.
They love Him and *know* Him. 
They know how to be nice even when they hurt.
And God hears their cry even though He has seen fit to leave their thorn.