Many of us will go through times in our lives where we experience severe physical pain. This ordeal can be a difficult or painful experience, especially when it severely tests our character endurance. Pain medications are usually not the complete solution, and sometimes they are not even available. A positive attitude will always help lessen the hurting, and one’s thoughts cannot only help distract the mind, but they can also alleviate symptoms and life them through these difficult times.
Often one tries to endure and ignore the pain, but in the end we all must accept that the suffering must be confronted.
In The Greatest Ordeal, Dr. Abshire reflects on his own excruciating test with no medications on hand, and needing to rely on a positive attitude and thoughts to pull him through. He turns to the crucifixion of Christ for solutions to his own trial. How did He tolerate it? What were the sufferings endured on the cross? What was the worst torment that Christ had to conquer? These questions and more are explored in The Greatest Ordeal.