Oneshot1, Yes indeed I have thought about cashing in all my chips on more than one occasion. Years ago I went in the hole (fall from above) on a construction sight. My back was broke and several other bones too. I was out for a couple of days in the hospital. My brain was becoming enlarged from hitting my head.The Dr's a few weeks later, said I would not walk again or do the things I was used to doing. No horse back (roping calves) riding, running down the hi way on the motorcycle, playing golf, riding a bike in the park, walking in the park with my wife etc. I had internal problems as well after dropping down 5 floors...
I had several operations, none really did the job of returning my mobility like it once was etc. The pain was sometimes 24/7, now comes the "pills" from the various doctors. I took those for 4 years and develop problems with my stomach and bowels. I was almost like a ZOMBIE, felt no pain but it would come back 4 to 6 hours later and then more pills. I guess you got the picture!
Now I was never a religious person in the past but a friend of mine, name of Bill Pearl told me to dump those 11 types of medication down the toilet and get a bible and start reading it. NO there were no miracles at first but as time went on I could do more and more everyday. I can say that reading that book, kept me from blowing my brains to heaven and back and made me realize that I have more to live for, that being our kids and my wife.
Jesus Christ helps all those who knock on his door. One must also be patient, The Almight Lord works on his time frame not ours. It won't happen over night however he will never leave you in the dark or alone. I am now a great believer in the power of prayer!