- Shrapnel (pieces of metal, glass, or flying debris) from a fragmentation grenade would be driven with a piercing force into the body at an enormous rate of speed. The heat from this explosion would be felt almost immediately. Soon, the severe burning sensation changes to coldness, particularly as shock sets in. The closer a person is to an explosion, the greater the harm...
- "Remain in a covered position throughout the initial blast, and expect to experience a momentary loss of breath, as a great deal of oxygen may be displaced, varying in intensity by the force of the explosion." (eHow contributor, 2078042)
Staying in the Word and in prayer is a way of remaining "in a covered position." Of course, if you were at the "epicenter" of the explosion, you have taken a direct hit and will need time to heal. It is unlikely that someone who has been directly hurt by a scandal is reading something like this article, but in case you are, realize that the force of the blast will leave you feeling painfully dazed and disoriented for some time to come. Your heart may even literally ache as you process everything that has changed in your life in a virtual moment of time. The Lord knows your pain, and will comfort you like never before. "Yea though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil: for thou art with me; thy rod and thy staff they comfort me." (Psa. 23:4) As soon as possible, seek godly counsel and allow someone to help you.
"The troubles of my heart are enlarged: O bring thou me out of my distresses." (25:17)
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