Today I popped in at a friend’s work place. We don’t see much of each other, so when we do, we try to catch up on all that’s been happening since the last time we saw one another. Our conversation normally covers the basics: our work, family, love life and relationship with Jesus. All is said very superficially but, today I started to talk about a mutual friend and how things have gone bad between us and that I’d like to patch things up – only to find out that she has experienced the same… Well actually, since I’ve not been so close to this friend nor known this person for so long, it was easier for me to put things behind me and to work on reconciliation. Unfortunately it is not so for my friend. She however has been friends with this person for 37-38 years! YES A LIFETIME FOR SOME – and this isn’t a cliché.
What transpired from her sharing, albeit not much, was that she was still suffering from the damage caused by the break in relationship. She expressed anger, pain and loneliness. I encouraged her to find help from mutual spiritual leaders, but she did not show much enthusiasm…
See, she is still hurting so much that she cannot see beyond the pain. Her heart is not yet ready to open to the healing hands of the HEAVENLY FATHER. I do know that she will get there, but what to do in the mean time? What can be done for this person who is still so wounded that no one is allowed in? WHERE do the wounded go? Do they trust enough to open up again? Do they have hope to see things change for the better again? Do they even have a prayer to help them through the lonely dark hours of the night after the day’s work has seized?
I’ve long since realized that when others are not able to stand up for themselves, then we who are strong should stand in the gap for them! We are to be the Aaron’s and Hur’s:
But Moses’ hands grew weary, so they took a stone and put it under him, and he sat on it, while Aaron and Hur held up his hands, one on one side, and the other on the other side. So his hands were steady until the going down of the sun.
After all most of us, if not all of you who are reading this has gone through some serious hurt in your lives. I know from my experience that one of the things I wanted most was just to have someone letting me know that they are earnestly and fervently praying for me. I have also personally tasted and known how good the Lord is. So I’m going to pray earnestly for my friend – knowing that there is a place where she can go to – “He shall cover you (her)with His feathers, and under His wings (she)you shall trust…” Psalm 91:4.
He heals the brokenhearted and binds up their wounds.
SO THAT: she can once again exclaim and live His promise:
For I know the plans I have for you, declares the LORD, plans for welfare and not for evil, to give you a future and a hope.
Lets not grow tired in bringing the ones Jesus loves to Him… HE IS OUR HIDING PLACE ,THERE WE FIND REST AND SHELTER !!!