Just Traveling Through...

Wednesday, June 8, 2011

Sometimes life just hurts.  You can try to avoid.  You can try to manage. But when it is all said and done most of us are the walking wounded.

I was telling a friend recently that I hate the situation that I am in. So much pain and disbelief that what has happened is now a seemingly permanent part of my life. It's not fair.  It hurts.  It is.  And there is no way around it. I told her that I just need to accept it...embrace it...run with it.  But how do you run with it when you want to run away from it???

A few hours after that conversation I sat out on our sunny deck...little did I know that God had sat down beside me. As I did my Bible study,To Stand and Not Be Moved: Strengthening Your Faith to Face Life's Challenges (Fran Sciacca Series), I had an ephinany. I am a mere "resident-stranger".  This world is not my home.  I will not be stuck forever in this painful situation. I will be moving on at some point. Even if it means that death will change my circumstances.  All of these concepts I have realized before, but it was like God was whispering in my ear, "You don't have to live with this forever."

I think I'll hold out for the grand finale instead of holding on to the pain...

Instead, they were longing for a better country-a heavenly one. Therefore God is not ashamed to be called their God, for he has prepared a city for them.  Hebrews 11:16

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Hugs to you, friend! I am so sorry you are hurting, but thankful with you for the nugget of truth God gave to encourage you. I am SO glad this is not our forever home!!