Be Understanding

Have you ever wanted to feel like someone else felt so you could better understand a painful situation they were going through? As I continue to walk toward my new normal, there are times I wish I knew how my son felt when he lost his father; that night when he was trying to get home to see his dad. As a mother, I simply want to take away his pain. Losing a dad or husband are both devastating, but different. I can't explain it, but if you have experienced either, you know.

I had been asking God to break my heart for my son so that I could communicate in a more sensitive way. The other night I had a dream that I was trying to get home to see my son who was ill and I couldn't get there as rapidly as I needed to. I was angry and afraid and could not close the gap between us quick enough as I was driving. I'm not going to go into all the details of the dream,  but suffice it to say, it was devastating. 

I shared it with a close friend, and she began to pray and remind me that I had been asking God to break my heart for my son! This was a hard prayer to ask for but I am thankful that God answered it. I realize it's only a glimpse of what he is going through, but it has given me a deeper sensitivity to his pain. 

Every day begins anew and we are glad to be a part of it. There's no stopping time and the future is always only moments away if you think about it....a second, a minute, an hour, a day, a week and so on. I want to be a person that imparts good will to others with compassion and understanding. It's a good way to extend a healing hand. 

Isaiah 61:11  [ The Good News of Salvation ] “The Spirit of the Lord God is upon Me, Because the Lord has anointed Me To preach good tidings to the poor; He has sent Me to heal the brokenhearted, To proclaim liberty to the captives, And the opening of the prison to those who are bound;