I’m still not feeling 100% back to my normal self. I really detest being sick. It gets in the way of so much! Today finds me wearing my black, yoga pants and a favorite turquoise colored T-shirt. This ensemble does nothing for me, really…..but, it is comfortable. Isn’t that what we all want when we’re not feeling our best?
Sometimes we might feel better with some chicken noodle soup, HGTV and a box of tissues for our stuffy noses. Other times it is not that easy. There are times in life when what we have to go through is hard, rough, or painful. Comfort is difficult to see, much less, feel. We find ourselves searching in vain for what can make the hurts of life, better.
And for some…the road can be rough, and the journey a test of endurance.
Too tired to see, and too exhausted to take another step…. she stops. And waits in the darkness. For someone. For anyone. To care.
Recently, I read the quote by Henry David Thoreau….”The mass of men lead lives of quiet desperation.” Something haunts me about that line. It always has. How many people live their lives in that way?
God didn’t create us to be alone……and that is good. Sometimes we go through things in life, and at the time, those things are difficult. The problems seem to loom large and one wonders if they will ever be over with? Will there ever be a “normal” again? And then, the only thing that is really needed and wanted is someone to hold your hand. Wipe a tear. Give a hug. Be present.
Be that person for someone.
Be Jesus, with skin on.
Praise be to the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of compassion and the God of all comfort, who comforts us in all our troubles, so that we can comfort those in any trouble with the comfort we ourselves receive from God.
2 Corinthians 1:3-4 NIV
- Henry David Thoreau (whatspastisprologue13.wordpress.com)
- Grandma’s Chicken Noodle Soup [Intro to Cooking] (collegecandy.com)
- Homemade Chicken Noodle Soup (faithfulprovisions.com)