, Corbin, KY


January 20, 2014

Jesus still walks on water for us

CORBIN — This past Tuesday night, I had to deal with one of life’s major annoyances — a migraine headache.

As you all may know, I am the nighttime editor here at the Times-Tribune, so a nighttime migraine is something I especially don’t like dealing with.

But it started out early that evening as a little tingling in my head. Then slowly over time it worsened and worsened.

I thought it may have been a headache from caffeine withdrawal so I ran out to the nearby gas stop for one of those big 44-ounce fountain drinks.

I drank a big portion of that down and realized it was not helping the pain.

So I then decided to take some ibuprofen in hopes that would give me some relief, but it didn’t work.

The night kept getting later and later, and the pain kept growing and growing.

It eventually got so rough I thought I was going to be sick.

And it was certainly a busy night in the newsroom, too.

If you have been following our stories this past week, you can probably guess what we were dealing with.

So it was not a great time to be dealing with the pain and discomfort of a migraine — on top of everything else.

It was in that moment I looked to the Lord in prayer.

I told Him I had a job to do but I was in a lot of discomfort. I didn’t ask him to take the pain away, or do my job for me. I just asked Him to help get me through it.

Before long, my night at work was over and I was back home in my bed sleeping the migraine away.

While not nearly as important or severe of a situation, Jesus getting me through that night of work is similar to the time when he walked on water.

Matthew 14:24-27 says, “But the ship was now in the midst of the sea, tossed with waves: for the wind was contrary. And in the fourth watch of the night Jesus went unto them, walking on the sea. And when the disciples saw him walking on the sea, they were troubled, saying, It is a spirit; and they cried out for fear. But straightway Jesus spake unto them, saying, Be of good cheer; it is I; be not afraid.”

See, Jesus did not make the storm go away. He came to help the disciples in the storm and get them through it.

This is exactly what Jesus did for me during my migraine.

He came to me during my time of distress and got me through it.

There will be more migraines to suffer through and more storms to endure, but if we always set our hearts and our minds to trust Jesus, He will pull us through every single one of them.

Brad Hall is the nighttime editor for the Times-Tribune. He can be reached at You can also visit his blog at

Text Only
  • LIKE IT OR NOT: MLB's All Star effort was a bust

    With the 85th edition of Major League Baseball’s All-Star game in the books, I have to say I feel like the whole thing was a complete bust.

    July 18, 2014

  • THE WAY IT IS: Some local teams can make a run

    Well folks, our Little League All-Star action is beginning to wind down, and I’ve been fortunate enough to see two of the Tri-County’s resp

    July 17, 2014

  • LIKE IT OR NOT: It's been a very busy summer

    While a lot of people would expect the local sports scene to slow down in the Tri-County in the summer time, that’s not usually the case for us here at the Times-Tribune.

    July 16, 2014

  • John Ross.jpg May we all cherish those few WWII vets who still live

    I watch this old BBC program pretty often called “Are You Being Served?” It’s mostly out of syndication — what shows remain can be seen most often through PBS.

    July 10, 2014 1 Photo

  • 0502 Bobbie Poynter So long, farewell, auf wiedersehen, adieu

    I never have been very good at saying goodbye — family, friends, co-workers, neighbors, community — for years you’ve had my back and in turn, I believe I’ve had yours.

    July 7, 2014 1 Photo

  • Ronnie Ellis.jpg ‘Uh hummm!’ It’s been an interesting week

    One column can’t cover everything from a busy week of political events, but here are some quick takeaways from last week.

    July 7, 2014 1 Photo

  • Brad Hall.jpg Let’s multiply our numbers like fleas do

    Last Saturday, my wife, Carmen, and I spent the day at the Kings Island theme park near Cincinnati, Ohio.

    July 7, 2014 1 Photo

  • John Burkhart.jpg Not an earthly trace

    Just married (1897) and in his late 20’s, my grandfather was determined to make a living on a hillside farm covered in wilderness; much as his father had done before him in 1846  when he arrived from Germany.

    July 7, 2014 1 Photo

  • Brad Hall.jpg Col. Mustard with the candlestick in Heaven

    One of my favorite movies is the murder mystery comedy “Clue,” which is based on the popular board game of the same name.

    June 30, 2014 1 Photo

  • John Burkhart.jpg Now or Never

    A story is told of an old widower who decided it was time to find a new wife. He chose to look for this new bride through the obituaries column; identifying new widows.

    June 30, 2014 1 Photo

Front page
Featured Ads
Twitter Updates
Follow us on twitter
AP Video
Ariz. Inmate Dies 2 Hours After Execution Began Crash Kills Teen Pilot Seeking World Record LeBron James Sends Apology Treat to Neighbors Raw: Funeral for Man Who Died in NYPD Custody Migrants Back in Honduras After US Deports Israeli American Reservist Torn Over Return Raw: ISS Cargo Ship Launches in Kazakhstan Six Indicted in StubHub Hacking Scheme Former NTSB Official: FAA Ban 'prudent' EPA Gets Hip With Kardashian Tweet Bodies of MH17 Victims Arrive in the Netherlands Biden Decries Voting Restrictions in NAACP Talk Broncos Owner Steps Down Due to Alzheimer's US, UN Push Shuttle Diplomacy in Mideast Trump: DC Hotel Will Be Among World's Best Plane Crashes in Taiwan, Dozens Feared Dead Republicans Hold a Hearing on IRS Lost Emails Raw: Mourners Gather As MH17 Bodies Transported Robot Parking Valet Creates Stress-free Travel Raw: Fight Breaks Out in Ukraine Parliament
Hyperlocal Search
Premier Guide
Find a business

Walking Fingers
Maps, Menus, Store hours, Coupons, and more...
Premier Guide