I wasn’t expecting it and that made it worse… woken out of a peaceful sleep by an awful pain in my leg. Rubbing it didn’t help, stretching didn’t really offer any relief. The cramp had now, well and truly, woken me up.
Cramps are funny things; no definitive research has been able to ‘nail down’ the real cause of night time cramps. Most research points to a deficiency of certain minerals which can be depleted through many hours on your feet or after lots of exercise. When we rest, our bodies restore and rebuild and if we haven’t replenished the supplies of the items we need, then the body reacts. The only way we can avoid this happening is to “stock up” on those things we require: Good food; enough water; vitamins and minerals. Our lives require balance: a balanced diet; a balanced work & rest pattern; a balanced social life; and a balanced spiritual life. If our lives fall out of balance in any area, then we start seeing various unwelcome symptoms.
Have a look at your life. Do you have any ‘cramps’ which are being caused by something in your life being out of balance? Do you know how to deal with it? Or are you frantically rubbing it trying to get relief?
Jesus has the answer to whatever you need…“If any of you lacks wisdom, let him ask of God, who gives to all liberally and without reproach, and it will be given to him.” James 1:5