Compassion and empathy
We might bestow
For our brothers and sisters
So, no one’s alone.
♥¸¸.•*¨*•♥ LOVE ♥•*¨*•.¸¸♥
How can I hope to help you heal
If your wounds, you do not let me feel.
How do I know your hurt is deep
If never, you let me see you weep.
How can I be your friend, not foe
If when you choose to let me go.
How might I bless you from above
If never you ask and trust in love.
My heart is like many of yours. It wishes, yearns and even aches to help everyone as much as I can. I wish I could end all hunger, homelessness, sickness and abuse. But, I can’t. That is why I am overwhelmed with tears of gratitude for the One who can! God promises eternal life with Him will not be like the things of this world. Satan may have free reign here, but he’s not allowed beyond Heaven’s gates.
While we are to bear one another’s burdens and treat one another as Jesus would, may we realize there is a healthy balance to maintain between creating healthy interdependent relationships with one another and our dependency on Christ. We are so limited in our flesh, but He is not! And it is in everyone’s best interest when we can recognize our own limitations. We cannot fix everything for everyone, no more than we can be everything to everyone and the minute we try to, we are doomed to fail. Just as we cannot force another individual to love us or treat us right, in the same way God will never force us to love Him. There comes a time then to recognize those things which we can control (our own thoughts and actions) and those things which we cannot (other’s thoughts and actions.) Once we recognize those things which we cannot control, then we have a choice in our own response (that which we do control.) Will we turn to Christ in our hour of need?