We sat around the dinner table last night and tried to have a conversation. Well, I tried to get a conversation started. We could have had our usual banter but, some days I just can’t take banter.
Phat had a bad day at work, the kids were all dealing with individual struggles and I…well, I wasn’t moving too well. So I asked, “How do you deal with disappointments in your life? I mean, we all have them. I’m not talking about the daily stuff, I’m talking about the deep struggles of overcoming. Dreams that have been dashed, hopes that have been lost, desires that will never be fulfilled…what do you do with them?”
Now, maybe our struggles were too fresh to think that one through. But. We all seemed to be at a loss. We had our usual answers yet somehow, the “lonely days without the sun…if through sorrows, more like You I become”…well, that just wasn’t cutting it. We were feeling a bit raw.
So, I’m asking you. What do you do with deep struggles? Have you had any in your life? (I know some things cannot be discussed, I’m not asking for details.) How did you overcome when the raw pain caused you to want to quit, but you knew you couldn’t? Please know, we’re all Christians (praise Him) so it’s not a matter of needing Him. I’m thinking we just need some practical things we can do to keep our minds above the hurt. Any advice?
I’m off to Bible Study so I won’t be interacting until this afternoon, but I really would like your input.