When you are going through something in life.. that “something” that seems to take up every spare inch inside of your heart, soul, and mind…and you finally get the courage to speak up about it or write about it – are you surprised when you find out others are going through something similar? That you aren’t the only one who feels those feelings?
What’s that about?
When you are feeling lonely and so many others come out of the woodwork saying they, too, feel lonely.
When you are feeling empty, angry, or weak – and so many others chime in that they are dealing with those emotions too.
When you felt as if you were the only one and suddenly you realize it’s impacting not just a few…but many, many others? Why does it seem that themes of emotion in life occur to multitudes all at once?
Maybe…just maybe..is it so that we can help one another through it?
Maybe is it so that we can teach each other because of it?
And maybe, just maybe is it possible that God is trying to bring us together instead of allowing Satan to push us further into isolation and apart?
All I know is that so many times I have struggled with something and finally, when I’ve felt like I can barely think or breathe anymore and I come out into the open and speak of it – I’m touched and renewed to know that not only is it not “just me,” but that there are others who are ready to give me just the words and hope I need at that moment because they’ve been there. They know “there” so well.
It’s not just me.
It’s not just you.
We are a gift to each other. We just need to have the courage to speak up so we can lean and learn from one another. For that’s God’s built-in blessing to us. Each other.