Warning: This post is gonna be rant-y. But sometimes you need to be slapped in the face with biblical truth.
You ever think that no one should have to listen or deal with your problems? Or maybe you think I just need my space right now. I’ll be honest. I have been guilty of feeling these ways.
Recently, someone close to me was going through something hard and didn’t wanna let me in for a number of reasons and it made me upset. I wasn’t mad at them per say but mad that they wouldn’t let me care for them and pray for them. Isn’t that what the bible says I’m supposed to do? So I had to take a step back and question myself: What am I feeling? Why am I feeling this way? Is this feeling biblical?
After some much needed prayer and bible studying, I found out that my conviction was solid. When someone you love is going through something hard you generally wanna know because you love them. For me, being a Christian means that my fellow Christians are my brothers and sisters. Before I even call any of them my friends, I consider and call them my brother, my sister.
So what good is it for us to be family and yet treat each other as strangers? We don’t let each other in and we don’t let people know what’s going on. But the worst is to do that and then wonder why no one is caring. Why no one is encouraging us. Why no one is loving us.
“If one part suffers, all the parts suffer with it, and if one part is honored, all the parts are glad.”
1 Corinthians 12:26 NLT
If one suffers, we all suffer.
It. Is. Biblical.
It’s okay to have time alone with God and pray. It’s okay to be overwhelmed. And it’s okay to be going through the punches.
It’s not okay to shut out your family. It’s not okay to say that they shouldn’t be in your business. It is not okay to sit yourself on your self pity island and wonder why no one loves you. These are SATAN’S lies. He keeps you on that island of suffering, alone,and doesn’t allow you to see that everyone is on their OWN island too.
We need to suffer together. That is why we are given the body of Christ. To love each other, to laugh with each other, to rejoice with each other AND TO SUFFER WITH EACH OTHER. We are here to help others and ourselves get to heaven. How can we do that by sitting on our island of self pity? I’ll tell you how. YOU. CANT.
I admit, I may not understand a lot of things but the way I love understands suffering with my brothers and sisters. The way I Love understands helping each other no matter what I might be going through on my own.
And I also admit, My heart is cracked and my soul is tired. Though I keep pushing forward and continue to run the race set before me, I can tell you that this past month has the been the hardest in a long time. I feel alone and I feel shattered. I don’t feel my brothers and sisters suffering with me and I also don’t feel them letting me suffer with them.
So on I go, continuing to pray. For my growth and for the growth of the ones I love.
Until next time my lovelies.
PSA: Stay suffering and stay rejoicing with those around you because that is a necessary PART of Godly Love.