We can ignore even pleasure. But pain insists upon being attended to.
God whispers to us in our pleasures, speaks in our conscience,
but shouts in our pains: it is His megaphone to rouse a deaf world.
C.S. Lewis, The Problem of Pain
In praying for relief of pain, the Lord will certainly help but expects one
to take some of the responsibility.
He did not provide sudden/magic relief,
but He cleared the paths I reckoned upon.
Psalm 138:8 The Lord will perfect that which concerneth me:
thy mercy, O Lord, endureth forever:
forsake not the works of thine own hands