Wednesday, February 24, 2010

I See Your Hurt

I watch you and I know you aren't right. Your eyes reveal sadness, weariness, hurt, but I don't know how to help. Honestly, I don't quite understand your pain, but I want to. I ask God what you need, what I can do. I want to see you smile again, to be relieved of your burden. I want to wrap you in my arms and whisper in your ear, "Hold on. Have courage. There is a reason. God is working."

You inspire me with your efforts and your desire to be more for God. I see in you a treasured, beautiful woman, unique and loved and special, NOT forgotten, overlooked or unimportant. You are not being punished. God is chipping away at you to reveal a diamond, all in His perfect timing.

I notice you and though I have no magic words, I care. I pray. I ask for wisdom in knowing how to help. And though I may not say it enough, I love you. I'm proud of you for pushing forward, for persevering, for admitting to your struggle. In doing so, you find help in others. I look forward to glimpses of the masterpiece God is creating in you.

Jesus said, "In this world you will have trouble. But take heart! I have overcome the world."

He sees. He knows. He is working. He WILL overcome.

Hang on.

Are you struggling? Do you need someone in your corner, someone to talk to? Can I pray for you?

You are wholly and dearly loved, my friend. Believe it.


Betsy Markman said...

Wow! I don't know who you had in mind when you penned that, but they are so blessed to have you as a friend! It brought tears to my eyes...just what I needed to hear this morning. Thank you!

Shelley said...

I love this post - I love all of your posts - but this one grabbed my heart today. Bless you - Tami you are the sweet pen in the hand of God!

MiPa said...

Just saw this my friend. Sent you an email. Beautiful post.