Thursday, April 23, 2015

Real Life

I was thinking about Facebook and how we can present ourselves almost falsely if we so choose.  How our life can look bigger, more perfect, etc.  I strive not to do this, but the thing is, it might appear that way because we don't normally post all the crap going on.  In an effort not to perpetuate negativity, we often leave out the meat of life.

I know of so many heart-breaking circumstances happening around me, my heart weeps continually.  One friend is suffering through no fault of her own, and suffering mightily.  She and her husband offered Dave & I a place to go, a safe haven from the crushing weight of extended unemployment.  They are in our hearts forever, and now as I said, they are suffering greatly.  Another friend suddenly lost her husband, another friend is enduring a very, very, very long time of recuperating from injury and all that is incurred with it.  Marriages where love is gone or at the least, strained.  Children in prison, my own included, children sick, people dying.

So I do hope that though I choose to try to usually post positive things, it is not because I have no sorrow happening in my life, or that I have turned a blind eye.  These things are carried within my heart, and ever lifted up to the Father for Him to intervene and aid.  But i've lived long enough to know that in His wisdom, He will do what will bring us closer to Him, not necessarily, healing, eased discomfort, etc., though He may do those things as well.  And really, when closest to Him, that is the only place we really want to be.  "You will show me the path of life: in your presence is fullness of joy; at your right hand there are pleasures forevermore." ~ Psalm 16:11 

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