I love heart to heart talks with friends. The kind that require warm mugs of goodness, and afternoons of spilling the painful stuff. The things we struggle with and what we are doing to overcome obstacles in life. Those kinds of friends are very far and few between. It's something I've learned over the years and often have to stop and remind myself.
A recent topic on life found it's way around the dinner table. We were enjoying yummy food and silly talk, until I asked a random question. I wasn't prepared for the truth. A few answers gave me insight into dark passages. Passages I had no idea my friends have traveled. Passages no person should ever travel.
But, there I sat with information I could barely process. For some, it was broken marriages that are so shattered only a miracle can sew it back together. Hearts that have been so battered by ugly lies that it's a wonder it still finds rhythm to beat. Secrets that have kept them in bondage for years.
The truth felt like a ton of bricks.
There is no one easy answer. There is only the One who can hold them close and show them true freedom.
So this, this is something I have to share. If you too have known the dark and ugly of life, please know...maybe I can't really be there for you in person. But, I can tell you about the One that can. There is no wrong way to pray or ask for shelter from the storms of life. His promises ring true every day.
Therefore if the Son makes you free, you shall be free indeed. John 8:36
And please, if you need help, please find someone to talk to. This web site is an excellent starting point for additional resources: Find Help.