When I was swimming in the sludge and shared my questions with my husband, he not only suggested that I “ask mom”, but he challenged me to “put it out there”. Some people do that with ease… they don’t even think about it. Of course sometimes that gets them in trouble…
speaking before they think. But others rarely put it out there, thinking so long that they lose the nerve to speak. That can also create problems… a blockage of sorts. Finding the balance in this is what I try to do.
Because I have found time and again that it is in the asking that I find the answers to my questions. God delights to answer my “why” questions. It may not be in the form of the answer I am looking for, but he always responds to me in a way that will satisfy if I learn to trust him along this wild and wonderful journey. If I look hard every day, I will find the blessings (answers) God lays before me… blessings that offer strength and joy. One of the blessings He has laid out for me is you. Your comments over the last week have reminded me again that we walk this journey together and that we need each other. Thank you for being a beautiful gift!
Be kinder than necessary, for everyone is fighting their own battle.