Scars of Love
Since Depression Awareness week I have had self-mutulation and depression on my heart quite a bit.
I was personally never a cutter but I watched friends find an outlet in a scratch to the skin. A scratch that got deeper as pain did not become easier. Soon pain was a comfort, nothing else.
In the past days I have also been reading a lot on waiting on God, pulling close to Him and trusting Him.
Today at church, Pete Wilson, spoke on God’s faithfulness, using Lamentations as an example.
The book, accredited to Jeremiah as a piece of Hebrew poetry where the writer tells God he feels lost. Jeremiah feels abandoned and even attacked by God.
Yet, Jeremiah still waits on the Lord.
“Because of the LORD’s great love we are not consumed,
for his compassions never fail.
They are new every morning;
great is your faithfulness.
I say to myself, “The LORD is my portion;
therefore I will wait for him.”
Waiting is hard, giving up control is even harder.
Being there for someone is hard, being reliable and completely faithful is hard. God is always faithful and always there.
One of my favorite organizations is To Write Love On Her Arms. On November 12 is there national day of writing love on arms as a reminder to write love on each other’s hearts daily.
And above all us, wait on the Lord, His blessings are always new, no matter how many times we scratch ourselves up.
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