1.27.2012

just maybe...

For the past few months as bits and pieces of life rattled around.
As I struggled and fought the many changes we were going through.
Tough, unexpected heartaches that rocked our world.
During this time I spoke to loved ones carrying their own burdens.
Weights that made their hearts aches and their shoulders weak.
For we are never alone, sorrow, sadness and brokenness walk near.
Chronic illnesses, diagnosis without resolution, broken relationships, fragile marriages, traumatic experiences and the list goes on and on.
Everyone carries sorrows.
Some are just more visible then others.

This thought kept coming back to me, from multiple sources;

JUST MAYBE IT ISN'T ABOUT ME.
or
MAYBE IT ISN'T ABOUT YOU.

Just maybe the burden of illness and the overwhelming sense of grief and the struggle to make ends meet and the constant marital bickering and the depression and the day to day brokenness isn't about us.
Just maybe instead of saying ,"Why me?" we could embrace the "Why not me?"
Just maybe God is working through me, through you, to change the life of someone you don't even know or have met or maybe even it is the person you love most in this world.
Just maybe, even when the storm rages on, and it will, we can see beyond the waves, even but for a moment.
For God's ways are not our ways. His thoughts are not our thoughts.
Just maybe God is using our story to change the story of others.
Just maybe your story changed my heart.
Just maybe your trial will be over and you will be able to look back and see God's hand in the midst of your heartache.
Watch for it.



2 comments:

  1. You're amazing. I know that's not the point, but still.

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  2. Wowie, wow, wow! Amazing doesnt quite cover this post. This is the best thing i have read in the blogosphere in a very long time. You cut right to the heart sweet friend. Well said; very well said! Xo

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