Saturday, January 23, 2010

Do You Really Know...

Do you really know...


what it's like to need help until you are helpless?

the true comfort of mercy until you are broken?

the real power of forgiveness until you have sinned?

the value of confidentiality until you've got things to confess?

the hurt of judgement and criticism until you are judged and criticized?

the great gift of friendship until you have nothing to offer?

how to hold on to only Christ until there is nothing else to hold on to?

the full meaning of humility until your failures become public?

the true heart of compassion until you know people who still want the best for you despite your problems?

the depth of God's love until you feel completely unlovable?

the warmth of God's grace until you are made painfully aware that you don't deserve it?

6 comments:

Wayne Pederson said...

It's during times of testing we're seriously driven to our loving Heavenly Father.

Cory said...

How true...good questions all

The Bergman Family said...

They say that nurses who have been patients at some point make better nurses because they understand what it's like. I think the same idea applies to heartache. How do we know our strength until it is really tested? 'Course, you just said that...

mamabear said...

Beautifully written, and so very true.

Peter and Nancy said...

Beautifully said. This is why Jesus came . . . so we could know that He understands what it means to live in this broken, difficult
world.
Nancy

Dallas & Brandon said...

So true and good to think about. Its actually terrifying to think about in some aspects because fear can tell you that its not safe to trust enough to vulnerable and honest. Brandon and I love you guys and are praying for you. It times of adversity and honesty Jesus can shine so so much brighter and he will, I'm sure of it!!!