2/9/16

tell.them.what.they.need.to.hear


"If you looked me right in the eye

Would you see the pain deep inside?
Would you take the time?



Tell me what I need to hear
Tell me that I'm not forgotten
Show me there's a God who can be
More than all I've ever wanted
'Cuz right now, I need a little hope
I need to know that I'm not alone
Maybe God is calling you tonight
To tell me something that might save my life"

{Sidewalk Prophets ... watch the official video/song HERE}

can you relate to these lyrics?

have you ever felt this way?

have you ever hidden pain deep inside?

have you ever felt forgotten?

have you ever needed a little hope?

have you ever needed to know that you aren't alone?

as a "good sunday school girl" i know that God is ALWAYS there.  i'm never really alone. yet, God did not call us to be an island.  if He had, he would not have created eve to be adam's helpmate. God created us for community.  He created us to need each other.  how often though, are we so caught up in living that we forget that? how often do we we forget that others need us?

my dream in life was to be a wife and a mama ... God blessed me and allowed me to be just that, but there were days when the girls were little and messes were plenty that i felt alone - even in a house full of commotion and sticky little fingers and dirty little faces. but, i've been known to be a little stubborn, so i hid behind a smile so nobody would feel the pain deep inside.

i was blessed to love and be loved, but i felt alone during hunting season or hunting trips or just those days that seemed like i'd be potty training forever! but, i've been known to be a little stubborn, so i hid behind a smile so nobody would feel the pain deep inside.

i faced every wife's worst nightmare when i heard a dr. say "i'm sorry, rickey didn't make it".  i was surrounded by people, but i was oh.so.alone! but, i've been known to be a little stubborn, so i hid behind a smile so nobody would feel the pain deep inside.

i was blessed to be allowed to love again.  God allowed me to move forward in life and love and be loved by another Godly man, but some people didn't understand. they said i didn't give them enough time to grieve. they said it was "too soon". they thought that loving again meant forgetting rickey {only those who have experienced it first hand understand how foolish that thought is. when you have a 2nd child (or 3rd, or 4th or more) you don't love the first any less or forget the first. such is the love for a deceased spouse - you just choose to continue loving while moving forward with what God has in store for you}. but, i've been known to be a little stubborn, so i hid behind a smile so nobody would feel the pain deep inside.

did i mention that i've been known to be a little stubborn? Godly submission to the leadership of my husband was not something that came easily {in the past or in my new marriage}, so during the first year or so of being married to Rick, i struggled {a lot} ... but, i've been known to be a little stubborn, so i hid behind a smile so nobody would feel the pain deep inside.

i've gotten {a little} better at allowing my husband to lead, but when that leading called us to a new church, a new direction, i didn't like it. but, i've been known to be a little stubborn, so i hid behind a smile so nobody would feel the pain deep inside.

i don't share all of these "events" to make you feel bad for me ... i share them because without them, i could not relate to the song that i posted above.  without them, i could not understand the need to love.  without them, i could not understand that i need to LOVE others.  without them, i would not have learned {truly learned} that we are not meant to be an island. without them, i would not be able to try each day to reach out to someone. to try and tell someone what they need to hear. to let someone know that they aren't forgotten. to let them know that there IS a God who is more than they've ever dreamed of and He is more than they've EVER wanted! because i've felt that way, i pray that i can give someone a little hope, that i can let someone hope ...

that they're not alone!

who in your life needs that message today?

if it's YOU, please know that you're not alone.  you are loved! if you are reading this, i love you, and there is a God who loves you and He is more than you've ever wanted!

if it's not you, who in your life needs to hear this? tell them, tell them today! tell them something that might save their life!

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