One of my favorite quotes is about being kinder than necessary because everybody we meet is fighting some kind of battle and I don't think there has ever been a more truer statement. Sometimes we just try our very best to grin and bear whatever we're struggling with and for the most part I think many of us are able to do that. But what about when we're alone and nobody sees the hurt and pain we're going through. The struggle might be different for each of us, but the pain still has to be pretty much the same. I've seen people who on the outside seem to have it all together and their life is full and happy but I know for a fact that's just not the case. My biggest "fault" is probably the high expectations that I have out of people. Because of my pride (I'm kinda/pretty sure that has a lot to do with it), I want people to see the inside that I'm trying to hide and come to my rescue. Whether you believe God speaks to you or not I recently felt in my Spirit (which He placed inside of me when He brought me into His family) that I wasn't going to get from any person on this earth (although at the time it was a particular person) what I want or need.
Those things can come from God ONLY!
We know that fact in our hearts and minds but it's so difficult to not continue to expect more out of our friends and family.
If you're struggling with something similar,
PLEASE know that you're not going through this alone, although I KNOW that when the struggle is the greatest that's exactly how you feel.
Focus on the fact that God loves you.
He accepts you.
He knows your heart and your needs much better than anybody ever could.
He will NEVER leave you or forsake you.
It seems that often the pain is even worse during this CHRISTmas season.
So if nothing else.....
smile at everybody you meet.
That truly is sometimes the ultimate kindness for somebody who is feeling blue.
Love each of you who take the time to read the things God places on my heart and leave me comments here or on Facebook. That is often just the "smile" that I need!