In this life one of the most frustrating and delightful and inevitable parts of life….
I have many many people in my life who fall under many categories but I find that when I really look, the people in my life become another piece of artwork in the gallery of life. It is tragic and beautiful and it is delightful. I am so glad that I have began to really see them for them, not for their actions, it is hard because it takes alot of vulnerability and alot of getting hurt, and trusting has become a word I reserve for God alone. (sorry everyone else). I include many people in my list of friends, broken people, broken people who like to act like their fixed, broken people who really are fixed, broken people who don’t care that they are broken, or don’t know or refuse to admit it or ignore it. But it is remarkable the similarities (broken) that we all have regardless of our situation in life we all have this one thing in common; we are so desperately broken.
Reproach has broken my heart, And I am full of heaviness; I looked for someone to take pity, but there was none; And for comforters, but I found none. Psa. 69:20
It is so painful to have friends who suffer daily… It is far worse to have friends who do not have a source of strength in their hurt.
The LORD is near to those who have a broken heart, And saves such as have a contrite spirit. Psa. 37:18
this is for you my brassy frined who has been beat all her life.
this is for my friend who is paralyzed
this is for my friend who tries to find comfort in a bottle
this is for my friend whose husband looked for love elsewhere for ten years of their marriage
this is for my friend who lost her home to foreclosure and her father in the same year
this is for my friend who lost her mother, her home to fire, her ability to walk
this is for my friend who cannot control anger
this is for my friend who struggles with debilitating pain
and this is for me, too.
Because being broken brings us closer to the answer…