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Archive for December 13, 2009

Loving the Hurting


Ok on a really random note I have no feeling where I was injected last week… that can’t be right can it?!

I’ve been thinking a lot about those who are hurting lately. Recently we’ve had devastating flooding in Cumbria where homes have been complete destroyed, I have a friend who’s best friend was killed in a car crash recently, and I have other friends who are searching for love and belonging. I guess my list could go on and on…

My heart breaks for these people. Many of them come to me looking for answers and even when I’ve been through so much and can relate so well to their pain, I struggle to give them the perfect answer.

I think the world is crying out for “Real”. But being real, comes from depth of character and how does this depth grow? Through digging. Digging is not easy, or fun… even when there is treasure to be found, no one finds treasure with a child’s plastic beach spade and bucket. It takes sweat, tears and blood. I think people will never be happy in this world. It’s impossible, money doesn’t buy, lust and infatuation doesn’t stay, and relationships crack with a gentle breeze of conflict.

I don’t have the space to write as much as I would like, but through my own experience (I’ve been told to write a book by several people haha), I really believe holding onto God is the way forward. I do. But intertwined with this is communication. You have to be real in how you talk to people. Be honest and stop being afraid of what people will think or how they will respond. Be gentle when you challenge others, be genuine when others come to you, respect people, and be honest when you need to speak.

I wish I could say I have it all together, I really don’t. I wish I did! But the problems in life will never go away if you don’t speak out, and act on it! Like I suggested, by holding onto and rooting who you are in WHO God is. I wish I could be there for my friends far more than I am. I hope they all know I am here for them. But I know who is always there for them no matter what. But it’s your choice whether to put your trust in that person. Please, if my words have any value, then please, start and/or keep talking to God. I promise you, He will NEVER disappoint you and in your hurt He WILL shower you with Love.