Throughout all of our lives, we eventually come to the time where someone we once talked to, hung out with, or even followed online can’t be part of our lives anymore. It’s a difficult decision to make, but a necessary one, as well.
The focus of today’s post, which has also been the focal point of my thoughts these past few days, is broken relationships. I’m learning to let go (as you might have seen by the title) so that I might be free. One day, I desire to experience freedom from these losses, but for now, it is a journey. There are easy days, and there are hard days; easy when I’m surrounded by family and friends, where the sad memories don’t hurt so much, and the hard days when I start feeling lonely, and I begin to miss the ones who could have been in my life. All the time, I’m reminded of what they did to me – the unkind words, the unfeeling looks, the uncaring gestures … they did not care for me as family and best friends should. I will probably be scarred by how these people have treated me.
But I’m stronger because of them. The Lord is using the pain to teach me, and to draw me ever closer to His heart. There is joy in the hurting. ❤
Hi, guys 🙂 Today, as you can see, I’ll be writing about what has been going on in my life recently.
They have made me quite sad, and in some instances angry, so it was definitely tough for me to find the joy in it, but I really, really didn’t want this to be a downer of a post. So, by challenging myself, I found the positivity in how I felt yesterday, and all the other times that this has affected me. I’ve come to realize that even though I find myself feeling so broken inside at different times, the Lord is using that for my good. There is a reason for each and every thing that has come my way. It can and will hurt me if I let it, but it can also be the foundation from where my strength begins.
It would bless me if you guys could read along. Your support is always much appreciated. I’m having a hard time with this, and all words of encouragement will certainly bring me joy. So, let’s go ahead and begin. 🙂
Leaving people that used to be in my life behind is not an easy step to take. However …
- I am thankful for the happy memories I had with these certain people, although it is painfully hard to separate them from the awful memories those same people gave me.
- I am thankful for the beautiful immediate family that I have, because the loss of connection with extended family doesn’t affect me half as much as it would. My parents’ and siblings’ love and care for me has helped me so much to heal.
- I am thankful to know what it feels like when people don’t respond promptly to my messages and texts … for I now know what it feels like to virtually converse with someone who cares, and to know that they have legitimate reasons for not replying. (This is a real problem, I assure you. It has caused me much heartache.)
- I am thankful that I have the ability to leave people that are bad for me behind; I’m thankful for the Lord’s strength in those difficult times.
- I am thankful that the Lord orchestrated these people to be in my life in the first place; He has and still is using the pain they brought me to teach me, and to draw me closer to Himself.
I am thankful that I have been hurt, for I now know how beautiful it is to be genuinely, whole-heartedly loved. ❤ ❤ ❤
A huge part of me wishes I had the ability to get rid of the memories I have of the people who have hurt me … but the other part of me knows that it is all for good. May the Lord continue to use this pain, as well as any painful memories YOU have, for our good, because He can, and He will. 🙂
Note: The people that come to mind when I write about these broken relationships aren’t anyone who has access to my blog. So, I just wanted to clarify that I’m not talking about any of you bloggers when I’ve said all of this!
Have a blessed Sunday, everyone. ❤