Happy Tuesday … it’s a little overcast here in Florida but the breeze and the warmth feel amazing. Welcome to my crazy lil RV-World. I’m so glad that you stopped in.
Yesterday evening hubby and I decided to take our nightly walk a little early so that I could capture some pictures of the pond as dusk was setting in . It is probably my favorite time of day.
I knew hubby wasn’t feeling the best so we started out slow … and as we walked I noticed how he was starting to lag behind so I slowed my pace to match his .
What occurred to me as we walked in comfortable silence was… no matter how he was feeling he was always willing to push through the pain and be the best”him” that he could be .
As we rounded the bend and I saw the glow of our RV lights I knew that wherever life took us we were home as long as we were together.
I squeezed his hand and thanked him for pushing through his pain and discomfort to walk with me and watch the sunset… it truly meant more to me than even my words could describe.
As I laid in bed last night I started to think that sometimes the pain isn’t a physical pain we have to push through sometimes it’s an emotional pain. All too often that emotional heartbreak in our lives can feel as though it’s trying to break us in two.
Trust me when I tell you that I really do understand. Many times I have found myself in a place where the pain of a broken heart has hit me hard and fast . It’s that kind of pain that leaves you wondering if you can still function and be like a “normal” person again.
While I listened to hubby snore my mind started to think on the times of brokenness. I felt my spirit start to stir in the darkness of night … I felt as though God was speaking to my heart. So gently He spoke as the tears fell down my face …. pain is not the enemy BUT it’s the indicator that brokenness exists.
This morning as I sipped my tea and thumbed through my Bible this quote ministered to a deep place inside of me , “Pain is the gift that motivates us to fight with bravery and fierce determination, knowing there’s healing on the other side”. WOW!!
There is that in between place where it all feels quite raw .. it’s that bridge that takes us from the painful and personal TO THE powerful and prophetic! That’s the place that we must invite God into our pain to help us survive the desperate in-between.
Pain is the invitation for God to move in and replace our faltering strength with His.
I know it’s not easy to push ourselves… BUT we are not alone and when our strength is fading we need to allow God to be our strength.
I challenge you today to make a choice to push through whatever is holding you back. I know there are things that we allow to “numb” our pain BUT what numbs us also is the thing that will imprison us.
If we avoid the hurt, the hurt creates a void in us. It slowly kills the potential for our hearts to fully feel, fully connect, fully love again. It even steals the best in our relationship with God.
“Whoever dwells in the shelter of the Most High will rest in the shadow of the Almighty.” (Psalm 91:1, NIV)
Allow God to help you pass through the pain … push through what is stopping you from being who you were created to be!
Be blessed, be bold, and be you !