Christian woman friendship

 

Lone Wolf
by Dionna Sanchez

What do you do when someone you care about is hurting? It is hard to stand by sometimes when you see someone being wronged by others and they are wounded by the actions of another. Even greater - when this individual could use the support, love, care, and encouragement of others but they remain isolated in their own pain.

My dad and I use to have this saying - "When you hurt, I hurt. When you're excited, I'm excited." And that's how it is when you love someone. You feel for them and with them in their deepest hurts and their greatest joys. That's how it should be.

Yet at times, it is difficult to stand by and see someone not get treated with the respect, consideration, and honesty that they deserve. You watch people put their heart out there for others over and over again only to be let down or wounded over and over again. That's tough to watch. 

That's the role I am feeling this morning. The role of watching someone who is important to my heart, hurting because of the uncaring actions of another. And my heart hurts with them.

I think all you can do in moments like this is let people know that you are there. That you care and that although you may not understand exactly every emotion or feeling they are going through at the moment; that you do understand what it feels like to be let down and to be hurt. Jesus did that. He wept when Mary and Martha wept over the death of Lazarus. He rejoiced with those who rejoiced. And so should we.

But I am reminded that even when we hurt with those we love - and we struggle just as they do to understand why things happen the way they do sometimes... we must remember that God has not forgotten. He sees our battles and our hurts and he knows every tear that we shed. God knows when we've been treated unfairly, and when we feel defeated. He knows.

We must never give up or stop believing in Him or His ultimate will for our lives. For He will always be faithful if we hang in there long enough. And sometimes no amount of friendship, support, or kind words can do or help enough. Sometimes we must look to God to find what we can't find anywhere else.

Beth Moore says, "Sometimes we stand to learn the most about God from the situations we understand the least." 
I look forward to learning more with this special person who has been wronged. I look forward to the great ways God can draw both of us inward into His arms through this....because I certainly don't understand.

~ Dionna Sanchez is Founder of the Emphasis On Moms Ministry. You can sign up for her free monthly newslettter at: http://www.emphasisonmoms.com/newsletter.htm

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