I was scrolling through Facebook News feed a while ago when I came across the beautiful picture of a beautiful woman, posted by one of my friends from way back. The picture had no caption and I had almost clicked on the LIKE button when I decided to read through the comments section first.
The comments all implied that the person in the picture had passed away because they were condolence messages to the person who had put up the post. I thought to myself what it would have meant for me to just have clicked the like or love button… Would it have meant that I loved that the person was bereaved or what exactly?????
You see, there is usually more to people than we can all see.
No one goes around with a ‘caption’ to his/her head announcing the struggles he/she is passing through in closet.
And this is reason I like to sometimes make excuses for people who act badly towards me. I am usually of the opinion that they might be dealing with some really tough situations hence their reactions.
They usually say that “First impressions last forever”. That could be true. But should we really judge people based on the first impressions only? I really do not think so. What if that first impression is induced by some nasty things they are going through at the moment?
In any case, this is my heart going out to everyone fighting a “private” battle. You know where and how much it hurts.
I can’t categorically say that i understand what you are going through. But my heart prays for you.
God sees your “midnight cries”. He knows the depth of your hurt/struggles and He is right there with you. He will never leave or forsake you.
He will come through for you at just the time He knows is just perfect.
If He is letting you go through what you are now, He will definitely bring you through it. And you will arrive safely at the other end of that river.
Cast all your cares on Him for He cares for you!
May the peace of God that passes all human reasoning be your portion Now and forever!
© OMOSEBI Mary Omolola, PhD