Tuesday, August 31, 2010

Hard Things.

I don't know the meaning of the word 'hard'.
All of my life I have been sheltered, pampered, taken care of, protected and given the easy way.
I don't know what it is like to;
have lost a close relative.
have only one parent.
had my heart broken.
been hungry.
little or no physical pain.
been without sleep for long.
felt totally alone.
had a serious sickness.
experienced something traumatic.
watched a loved one suffer.
done something that has effected my whole life, for worse.

Sure I have done things wrong (many, many things wrong), have hurt myself and others, been sick, had someone die, etc.........But nothing like things that many other's have experienced.
And I have to ask the question, because I'm sure many of you are wondering this very thing, why me??
Why have I been so blessed?
There are people that I come in contact with every single day that are hurting, suffering, feeling completely alone, without hope, desperate, empty, and lost. Maybe not all of those, but some of those feelings are present in most people.

This is heartbreaking.
I can literally feel my heart aching as I think about this.

I find it very ironic that as I am writing this we get a call that my brother Daniel was in a car accident and is on his way to the hospital.
He is fine, just banged up some........A little scared, but proud of his adventure (boys!)

Again, I am blessed. Beyond measure. Undeserving, and seldom am I as grateful as I should be.

Thankful; that God gives me many opportunities to see my blessings, and hurt for other people.
Hoping; that I will continue to be grateful for what I have, and that when tragedies come I will turn to God.
Trusting; that the Lord will continue to grow me in this area, and keep my eyes open to hurting, lost, desperate people.
Praying; all the time. for peace, love, and patience. and healing, for so many broken hearts.

~noel

3 comments:

Whitney said...

I am not posting just to post. :) It is a very good post my dear!! I know exactly how you feel. Love ya! :)

Yngvil said...

Very beautiful post! I think it is inspiring that you are so thankful for everything you have and that you dear to show it. You seem like an amazing person and I´m sure you will help a lot of people out of the situations you just wrote about with your great qualities.

Yngvil said...

dare*