So many times we get wrapped up in our storm/season that we forget that someone else may also be going through a storm/season.
I know deep down inside that the Lord has this no matter what is going on in my life. Though I may struggle with "me" I still have compassion for others. We only behave by natural instinct.
Today I read a post of one of my best friends whose heart has been broken. I called her with great concern as my heart was breaking right along with hers. As we (naturally) blame ourselves, or try and figure out what we did wrong. I let her know that I am here for her. I even asked her, "This one who hurt you, do you believe they are a good person?" Her reply was, "Yes". I asked her to remember that. Good people can do things that are not of them. God gave us free will. No, they are not in the right to hurt others, but sometimes we need to remember that they may be going through a storm/season that we are not aware of. I recalled all these things from my own past. I truly remembered this and pray that I was able to help her.
I would like to remind everyone of this:
As what ever our circumstance in our life is there is only one who knows what we are feeling. Our Heavenly Father, gave us his one and only son, to endure all our pain. In hopes that we will remember to RUN to him in our times of need. He is the only one who knows and understand our hurts.
The lesson he has been teaching me is this,
I have told you all this so that you may have peace in me. Here on earth you will have many trials and sorrows. But take HEART, because I have overcome the world. (John 16:33)I fall pray to this always by not remembering those around me. This last week God has been reminding me of the above verse. I am so grateful. He is so good.
He will never leave or forsake us.
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