I’ve been thinking about that game and how I honestly hate it. I never thought much about it until recently, but I’ve just heard an incredibly heart breaking life story and it got my wheels turning. You never know what people have done or have gone through: why would they share their life through a petty game?
You know, I think people often think of me as a very serious person all the time. I used to think of that as such an awful trait about me, but that may be why people come to me and tell me serious things. And more often than not, they tell me things that are so devastating and so scary to me. It’s hard for me to try and help them or just say anything to them. My heart just breaks for these people. Into a million pieces. I have so much love and so much care in my life, and here are these people all around me who have never genuinely felt that. It makes me so very thankful yet feel so selfish at the same time. Never have I ever had to go through abuse, or the breaking in half of families, or fear/dread of being at home. Never have I ever…
Like I said, when people come to me with these things, I often don’t know what to say. I’ve never gone through difficulties like that, but God always seems shows me a way to go with the conversation. I am so thankful that God has given me the eye for optimism; I can almost always find good things among the rubble and ashes. Maybe that’s why God sends me these broken hearted people. Maybe they just need someone who can see the good and help them see it in their lives as well. No matter how awful their lives have been or how awful they have become, God uses me as a way to bring them new perspective. And I’m not writing this in a boastful manner at all; all glory be to God! He’s just opened my eyes to a part of my life that I didn’t even realize he was working in! I just thought that people were trusting enough of me to talk and spill things. I haven’t thought about the amazing opportunities that God has presented for me right in front of my eyes! I pray every day that He would give me an opportunity to show His love and His light, and He has! Thank you, sovereign Lord!!
I just told a struggling person very recently that their life story truly makes an impact on people. Every story of every struggle I hear about changes me, and I’m one who is rooted in my faith. Just imagine what God could do with their stories for the lost and unsaved! Even if life seems to weigh down on every bone in your body and almost crush you beneath it all, just remember that God holds you in His hand. He’s got you. He will never leave you nor forsake you. He has given you that life to get through and to use in the future to make a difference. Think about it like that next time you feel the weight or the struggle coming upon you. You never know who’s life you could touch. Stay strong, be steadfast in the Lord, and never ever give up.
The Lord directs the steps of the Godly.
He delights in every detail of their lives.
Though they stumble, they will never fall,
for the Lord holds them by the hand.