I know it hurts.
I know the darkness seems to be closing in on you and you cannot see any light at the end of the tunnel.
I know this path is not easy . The pain is not easy. The dissapointments are overwhelming and they hurt so much.
I ackowledge your pain and the feeling of losing control of everything.
I acknowledge YOU and your deepest aches.
Most people cannot know your pain, your weariness and fatigue.
Even if you tried to explain, they would not understand.
Most people cannot grasp the darkness you face and I am so sorry you are going through this.
I know that God knows. I believe it aches His Papa heart. I believe He wants to take it away and it hurts Him to watch you go through it but I also believe He is allowing it for a greater purpose than you and I can presently grasp. He will turn it for good-not for His own selfish gain-but for all of our gain-for the good of all-some how-some way.
When He suffered and died for you and me, He experienced our pain and hurts.
He knows. He knows how difficult the journey.
You are not alone.
His word says, “A bruised reed, he will not break.”
He will not crush the weakest reed. Is. 42:3
Go to the quiet places with Him. Pour out your brokenness before Him and trust that He is making you whole.
“He went without comfort so you might have it. He postponed joy so you might share in it. He willingly chose isolation so you might never be alone in your hurt and sorrow.” Joni Eareckson Tada
Please know that God will redeem these very things that plague you. He will exchange the sufferings for better things.
Until the exchange, He offers hope. He offers joy. He offers Himself to you wholly.
“I have spoken to you, that in Me you may have peace. In the world you will have tribulation; but be of good cheer, I have overcome the world.” Jn. 16:33
Hope does NOT disappoint, because the love of God has been poured out in our hearts by the Holy Spirit who was given to us. Rom. 5:5
And we rejoice in the hope of the glory of God. vs 2
Not only so, but we rejoice in our sufferings because we know that suffering produces perseverance; perseverance, character; and character, hope. Hope does not disappoint. vs 3-5a
Praying for you today. You are known and deeply loved.