Whether it is depression, illness, disease, heartbreak, past hurts, current struggles, loss, loneliness, unmet expectations or all of the above, things are never as they seem. Be kind. Give grace. Love more readily. Withhold judgement. Smile. Offer to help. Listen.
Outside of the reality that we live in a world where sin has yet to be defeated, it is impossible to explain why so much pain and suffering lingers. This life is hard for sure. So hard. The suffering can be excruciating. It doesn’t seem fair or right in this life. But we do have hope and a redeeming Savior who will ultimately make all things right. I cling to this truth.
But for now, while we wait for the day of full restoration, I pray for healing and peace in the present that only God can provide...both supernaturally and through medication and gifted professionals and friends. EVERY good and perfect gift is from above.
Never be ashamed to reach out. The truth is, you are not alone. My DM is always open and willing to receive prayer requests. 🧡