2 Corin 1 vs 3-4: Praise be to the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of compassion and the God of all comfort, who comforts us in all our troubles, so that we can comfort those in any trouble with the comfort we ourselves receive from God.
A friend lost her boyfriend this christmas holiday…she was in love, invested emotionally and happy till this week when it all ended; he just disappeared no call , no explanation, he was done with her. A patient came in to see me basically about birth control but spent forty-five mins sobbing about her son who died…14 years ago. The pain was still so fresh and she has never gotten over it.
Psalm 30 vs 5: Weeping may last through the night, but joy comes with the morning.
If you were with me let year, you’ll know I dedicate the last post of the year to the broken hearted. The rates of suicide and depression multiplies during this season and we rarely think about this as we go on with our lives, planning, partying, smiling, loving and being loved in return. Not too many years ago, this very season, I was one of them…broken hearted and although God has changed it all around, I still can not forget that there are people struggling with a consuming grief. For me, there comes a responsibility with knowing this fact; because I’ve been comforted, I will try to comfort others.
Rev 21 vs 4: …and he shall wipe every tear from their eyes; and there shall no longer be any death, there shall no longer be any mourning or crying, or pain
To you the grieving, the broken hearted, the depressed, the unwanted, the untouchable, the forgotten, the forsaken, the abused, those who wake up crying and go to sleep the same….As the year ends, know that I am thinking about you… Through your pain, insecurities, fear, know someone out there is thinking of you. Someone is wishing you comfort, strength and the will power to go on. Someone knows it hurts, life sucks and the thought of going to sleep to never wake up sounds good but I encourage you to trust in the fact that tomorrow is another day bringing another chance for a new beginning.
This season is hardest of all to bear as you watch life move on all around you, excluding you, looking you over as if you don’t exist. You feel like you are standing at the window gazing in at this wonderful bright world while you stand on the outside in sheer darkness. I may not know you personally, but know I am thinking and praying for you…I truly am. God loves you more than anything, the devil may be whispering different to you, but God’s love is a fact that can never be changed.
I dedicate this song to you. It’s called holding on by Jaime Grace. I’ve had days where this song has literally been on repeat. I pray the words minister and comfort you.
I can’t wait to see you all in 2013…God keep us both till we meet again.
…musings from atop the potter’s wheel...