Wednesday, July 29, 2009

LifeTremors 2

Just when you think one LifeTremor is ending, another one begins. I have a loved one who's been going through a long struggle that sometimes makes my life quake. Recently I discovered another loved one entering into a completely different trial, and my heart hurts.

We don't struggle alone. Our lives are so intertwined that we feel each others pain. And that's the way it should be. We think we don't want others to hurt when our lives become unsettled. But the truth is -- I want to be close enough to others that they feel the shaking of my LifeTremors, and I feel theirs. That means I'm connected and being loved -- just the way God intends.

Oh, and by the way, don't think for a moment that God is unaffected by your LifeTremor. He knows, He cares, He feels the tremors too.

1 comment:

  1. Elaine, It seems since We moved out to Ca. God has been teaching me about living in community. My journey with Christ cannot be alone. It needs to be shared. I need to walk with others and do life together. I look back on my Christian experience and wonder what I missed out on because I choose to live an "independent" closed life. I'm so grateful that Chirst is patient with our stubborness. Janet