What happens when someone you care about, seems unable to be reached ???
Your heart is in anguish because you want to reach them … They seem distant – Or are really struggling themselves .. Or just want space .. or time .. or to be alone ?
It is tough .. You may feel spurned or rejected .. Or inadequate .. Or just plain sad, that you know that they are hurting, but still want to unplug or disconnect …
In those moments, days .. weeks .. or even years – How do you cope or deal with this ?
It may be a parent / child relationship – or your spouse, a sibling or a friend.
The pain you feel is no less real – whatever the connection.
As a woman, I believe our hearts desire is to want to fix things …
and we ache when this seems to be out of our control.
Or it may be that WE are the ones who need to pull back, because our lives are complicated or overwhelmed and we are being pulled in many directions.
Sometimes these are short seasons of our lives .. and other times, it feels like they will … never … end …
I have no magic solution … I tread the same path as you.
Life is a complex and complicated array of relationships, events and circumstances.
Some days I get up and bound out of bed without fear of what lies ahead, and on others I go through the motions – wishing that I could pull the covers over my head and stay inside my cosy home away from the BIG, wide world outside my four walls.
One thing that I have learned, is that I cannot do life on my own.
I need girlfriends, family, friends and prayer to support and sustain me in the craziness of life.
And even more – this life is NOT all about me … No .. really … it’s not … 🙂
I am comforted to be a part of a Church family who are local and who care. They keep me honest and accountable.
I know that plugging in to the Bible – breathes encouragement into my mind and heart. Yet I often busy myself and it’s not the first place that I turn. I want AND need to get better at this – because based on my own experience – when I make the effort to seek God in prayer and through His word – my life is more balanced and manageable – Please note that I didn’t say easier 🙂
Some verses which I find encouraging , from the New International Version Bible (NIV)
‘ We are hard pressed on every side, but not crushed; perplexed, but not in despair;’ 2 Corinthians 4:8
‘ Have I not commanded you? Be strong and courageous. Do not be afraid; do not be discouraged, for the Lord your God will be with you wherever you go.’ Joshua 1:9
‘ He gives strength to the weary and increases the power of the weak.’ Isaiah 40:29
I know if you have a dig around in God’s word – that you won’t have to look far to find more encouragement. Please feel free to share with me – your own favourite verses 🙂