We are all human; are we not? Funny how we can go through this world and somehow carry the world on our shoulders. Friends and acquaintances seem to have a little effect on us.... but yet when someone that we love; or should love us... hurt us so deeply.
Being human we have this image of ourselves and what we are. Sometimes it is hard to visualize how we appear to others. We have these little kinks in our personality that became part of us through no fault of our own. The way our eyes look at others, our body language, our expressions, our language when we express ourselves, loss of words at times, our temper, and our dignity.
What life throws at us is the outcome of who we are and how we respond to life's situations. Most have not had the choice of how they were raised, rich or poor, sickness, handicapped, or how they have to live. We do have a choice in many things. Many times our own choices have determined where we are today and the happenings in our life in the present. Many times we have to stay in the situation that we have gotten ourselves in; simply to protect our children from a worse situation, or being secure.
I did make one choice in life that I will never regret; accepting Jesus as my Lord and Savior. If you have not accepted Him yet, then you have no idea of what I am talking about. Life still throws things my way and I still get hurt by those that I love. How we handle those situations depends on us. We can either let the hurt conquer us or make us stronger .... maybe for harder times that will come our way in life. When someone hurts me I can call on my Lord and He wraps His arms around me. It does not stop all the pain but He never lets me receive more than I can handle. Paul wrote this about the thorn in his side.
Corinthians 12: 9-10)
9 But he said to me, "My grace is sufficient for you, for my power is made perfect in weakness." Therefore I will boast all the more gladly about my weaknesses, so that Christ's power may rest on me. 10 That is why, for Christ's sake, I delight in weaknesses, in insults, in hardships, in persecutions, in difficulties. For when I am weak, then I am strong.
None of us can be perfect. Each of us handle situations in a different way. God told us that there is Faith, Hope, and Charity; but the greatest of all .... Is Love. He commands us to Love One Another. Silence is not a sign of weakness; but rather a sign of strength. It is so hard for me to be silent at times; but words can never be taken back. Out of all that we want in life I feel like all of us; no matter how vile we are, want to be loved.
My prayer for you today is: To feel loved and needed. All of you are in my prayers. God Bless, Janie