She couldn’t say another word. She covered her face with her hands, and the tears came cascading down her cheeks.
She was dealing with more pain than I believed anyone should ever have to. Physical, emotional, and spiritual pain were colliding within her all at once.
The only words I could muster were, “I’m so sorry.”
I had just met her moments prior. It was clear she needed someone to listen. I was blessed to be that someone. My heart ached as she spoke.
From the outside she looked like she had life by the tail. But from the inside, well, that was an entirely different story. I listened and I prayed.
Even though I didn’t know her full story, I knew God did.
And He placed me in her path for such a time as that.
I walked away from those touching, tenderhearted moments, reminded there’s a lot of pain and hurt happening all around us. People near you and me are walking through afflictions and anguish, and the thing is, we may never know it. They may appear they are on top of the world, but in reality, they are hanging on for dear life.
And their grip is slipping.
It’s hard to hang on with life is falling apart.
Friend, maybe this familiar territory to you. Maybe you’re right there, right now. The pain and heartache is beyond what you can bear. You wish for it all to end… and now. You don’t have a clue how you’re going make it through, and to top it off, you feel there’s no one you can talk to.
Oh, how I wish I could look you in the eye right now and tell you I understand. And take your hand and express how sorry I am you are going through this. And let you know I’m here if you want to talk. I might not have experienced exactly your particular situation, but I am familiar with pain and anguish.
I also know what it’s like to feel like you have no one to talk to.
In those dark times of pain, I have often found myself alone. But I’ve come to see that as an okay thing. It’s then when I realize I’m really not by myself after all. The best person I can talk to, the One who is always with me, is ready and waiting for me to come to Him.
God understands. He has answers no one else has. He “gets” me. After all, He created me. And I can talk to Him just like I would talk to a friend.
He helps me hang on.
If you’re finding yourself needing some help to hang on, God is with you. Right now He’s with you. It’s okay to tell Him everything. (He knows it already, and is ready to help.) He’ll shed light on your situation. He’ll give you strength to endure. He’ll give you His peace to help relieve the pain.
The Lord gives strength to his people; the Lord blesses his people with peace. Psalm 29:11
And He’ll walk with you through it all if you’ll allow Him to.
He’ll help you hang on.
I’m praying for you today, friend. Continue to hang on. I’m hanging on right beside you. He’s got us.
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