Tuesday, April 14, 2009

{ThEy Do NoT uNdErStAnD}

There is so much in this life that is intended to bring us down.

Satan hates us, by the way. Did you know that? He hates us and all that we represent....God's adored children and the object of His perfect love!

So really, why are we surprised so much dark and horribly wrong things happen here? And then we go and blame no one other then, GOD, of course.....because if He really loved us He wouldn't allow these things to happen. If He were actually real then all of the hurt and pain in this world wouldn't happen as it does. (Are you sensing my sarcasm, because I am laying it on pretty thick!)

WRONG.

It would greatly behoove us all to get our noses in our bibles more then once a week and really read what the pages are saying to us. Really dissect each statement and claim. God is who He says He is.

He is the ALMIGHTY.
He is LOVING.
He is FOR us and not against us.
He is MERCIFUL.
He is FORGIVING.
He is THE REDEEMER!

All that this life hands us, is handed to us, only after it passes through His Holy and GOOD hands. He does not enjoy seeing us hurt, cry, squirm, suffer, or fear. He is with us always and His desire is for us to hold onto Him and His word. Sometimes that may seem like alot to ask. It does to me sometimes.

To be perfectly real with anyone reading this, I struggle often in REALLY giving it over to Him. I sit by and hold back from saying alot on the topic in circles of other "Christians" (mainly the ones that I am not in intimate and close relationship with). I hold back because I can see in their eyes that they just do not get it. Occasionally you come across a person or two in your life that has the gifting of very much "putting" themselves in your shoes, and they have a depth of compassion that others don't get. I have a few friends like that and I am constantly blessed at their level of doing all that they can to relate and be there for me. BUT, most people hear about your hurts, hear about where God has you and what He's called you to walk, and you feel like they are just looking at you with pitiful eyes thinking: THIS is what you need to do__________ THIS is what I would do_____________ Wow, I know I wouldn't be so removed from knowing what God wants me to do if I were in her shoes. I would do it differently. I would do it BETTER! To put it bluntly, they judge you!

Let me just say,those people.... how do I say this nicely.....they do not get it! They are ignorant, to put it lightly, to what it is exactly that this very bumpy, sad, lonely, and occasionally dark journey looks like. This journey of being called to say good-bye to a child that you never got to know! Or this child that was such a part of this family that we miss so much! Or this little life that we had such dreams for, that was meant to fill my arms with love!

THEY DO NOT UNDERSTAND.

But there is One.....One who does. He is the only One that can fully understand, fully grasp, fully relate, and FULLY HEAL! There is only One- JESUS!

He was despised and rejected by men, a man of sorrows, and familiar with suffering. Like one from whom men hide their faces he was despised, and we esteemed him not.
Isaiah 53:3
Father God, You are all we ever need! My head knows that......my heart struggles though. It is missing a small boy and a marriage that is dissolving before her very eyes. You are capable of all things and you are a giving and loving Father. I ask that you hold close those hurting as they read, (or write) and show up in their life this week in such powerful and tender ways that they and I can get true glimmers of the abundance of life and blessings you have in store for us.
Spur us on to live for you, your glory, your fame, and your
IMMINENT second coming! Hallelujah!
We love you.....help us show you just how much!!!!!!!
In Jesus Mighty and matchless name, AMEN!

4 comments:

Jennifer Ross said...

The hardest thing for me is going around with my daily life, and nobody knows how "flipped" my life got when Isaiah died. It really changes life, and the way you look at it and live it. I never feel completely alone, because I feel the Lord with me at all times. I just cannot live the way that I used to. Our lives will never be the same.

Leslie said...

I read your post earlier today, and my heart just ached for you. Other people don't understand, even sometimes those closest to you.

This evening I was reading Psalm 147. Verse 3 says, "He heals the brokenhearted and binds up their wounds." God is truly the only one who understands. We can take comfort in the fact that he knows what it is like for those of us who have lost a child. I pray for His peace to come upon you.

Ruth said...

Praise GOD! You are such a powerful tool in His hand in my life. Thank-you for speaking truth to me. I heard that Mother Theresa said "I'm a little pencil in the hand of a writing God, who is writing a love letter to the world." Thank-you once again for your testimony and your realness. Be encouraged and lifted up to HIM. I thank God for you.

DotBlogger said...

This is amazing. Thank you.