Stained Glass Hearts
A dear blogger friend of mine posted on ‘being fine‘ and I felt drawn to write my thoughts on the façade of fine.
Fine. Amazing how one word can mean so much and yet can tell others so little. That tiny word can hide so much.
Why do we insist on being fine? Why do we feel that we owe it to the world to be fine? Why do we hide behind a mask of fine?
It’s so tough to break past that façade isn’t it? We want to appear strong and put together when on the inside we are hiding in a corner like a frightened child and wishing someone would see past the confidence to the pain.
Doesn’t matter who you are, we all have days when we are so far from fine. I feel like it’s tough as a Christian to break through that wall. In the body of Christ we should be able to be honest and cry out our pain, but so many have been met with judgement and criticism. We believe that ‘with God we should all be fine’, He provides peace. However, we’re all human and human life is rife with pain and fear.
With God we can get through it, but that doesn’t mean that we don’t need each other. We need the hug, the prayer, the comfort, the listening ear. He’s created us to encourage one another. If we can’t be brave enough to admit that we aren’t fine, how can we ever really be fine?
We all have moments where our hearts feel like they’ve shattered, or when they are poise on the edge of destruction. Thankfully, that’s where the Lord works. If we let Him, He will scoop up all those shattered pieces and put them together in the most beautiful tapestry we could imagine. With colours and light that reflect all the beauty, strength and joy that has been made out of the brokenness. Often times, he uses others.
If we could all see past our own brokenness to the shattered glass hearts all around us, perhaps we would go a long way towards healing. Maybe we could admit that we’re not ‘fine’.
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