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I know many people feel empty and lost. Life has a way of dropping tough times into our lap. At times we do feel hollow and deserted. Just like a cargo ship that is running the seas empty.
A cargo ship without a full load is useless. The captain can’t pay the crew or keep the ship afloat without an income.
You feel, barren, desolate and deserted. You feel all alone and think no one else is going through the horrible agony that you are.
You can never tell what another person is going through or what they have had to live.
On social media, your friends post things that make their life look easy.Now there are those few who tell all of their problems on social media, but most do not. So when you look at their pages, it only makes you see how lonely you are. All of your FB friends have perfect lives.
Maybe you recently left a volatile relationship. You are working two jobs and still can’t pay the bills. You don’t have the money to put your kiddos into soccer or baseball. You certainly don’t have the money or the time to go out with your friends. You keep moving forward each day. Pushing against the winds of the hurricane that have come against you.
I have an idea. You can sit there thinking about how bad it is. You can keep looking at all of your friends and comparing yourself to them. OR you can move forward in love and forgiveness.
Each day choose one person to love. I don’t mean that way. I mean the God-given kind of love. Be kind and considerate to one another.
It is nearly impossible to set an example, and at times you feel like giving up. But if you do this you will begin to forget about your problems. You will focus on another and plan for them instead of worrying about yourself.
Forgive those who have hurt you. Forgive those who send you bills every month. Forgive those who pretend like their life is perfect.
Your forgiveness of another person is not for them it is for your healing. To forgive them will set you free.
Below I will give you three Scriptures to reference these three points.
- Do not judge another for God has reserved that right for himself
- When you do not judge another, you will be able to forgive and in turn God will forgive you
- If you are not a believer in the Lord God Almighty then this is still a good way to lead your life.
Do not judge another but rather forgive and you to will be forgiven by the father or by the world as you see it. And never argue with another about their religion for they believe as they see. It is up to God to draw them in.
Matt 6:14-If you forgive others the wrongs they have done to you, your Father in heaven will also forgive you.
Matt 7:1-Do not judge others, so that God will not judge you,
Rom 14:1-Welcome those who are weak in faith, but do not argue with them about their personal opinions.
So as your ship sails in with love and forgiveness you will see a change in your life. It may not be a less painful or less difficult life. With the forgiveness of those who have wronged you, you will be free, and you will be forgiven. With a small act of kindness to another, you will see your heavy heart lifted.