Monday, August 31, 2009

A Hurting Friend

I have a friend who is hurting. She's struggling in her marriage right now in a way that I struggled in the past. So, I understand the roller coaster of emotions she's experiencing. I understand when she's angry and wants to lash out. I understand when she's discouraged and ashamed. I remember feeling so unloved and unlovely. I wish no one ever had to feel that way.

But life happens. Hard times come -- Jesus warned us they would.

We can't control the emotions that sweep over us like a giant wave. Feelings are real and need to be acknowledged. But, we can control how we act. And that's the hard part.

You know what my friend is doing? She's talking to good friends, and she's seeking help from godly people. Is she handling her LifeTremor perfectly? Of course not. But she's getting through one day at a time, one hour at a time, and I'm proud of her.

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