Monday, March 22, 2010

Love, loss, faith and friendship

As the helplessness threatens to drag me down, my faith lifts me up. I have a couple of friends, who I count amongst my closest who are suffering deeply at the moment. One has lost a family member in an untimely manner and another is going through a separation at a time when her health is not the best.

I have the propensity for taking another's sadness onboard, which in turn creates stress and heartache for me. Someone I care about hurts, then so do I. It's the natural order of friendship. That's when my faith helps me. I take comfort, that my control freak abilities, are of no use here what so ever! I can't take away the hurt, I can't 'make things better'. I know when I'm beaten and when it's time to hand over to God. I also take comfort knowing that he watches over my friends, and that they can and do call on Him.

I pray that You bring them peace and comfort. I pray they can sleep well and that they are easy on themselves. I pray that the nights aren't haunted. I pray that they're days will have lots of love and laughter so that the sad moments are easier to bear. Amen.


Ms Mac said...

It must be hard for you to see your friends suffering. I'll be thinking of you.

Jocelyn said...

I understand what you mean about taking on the suffering of the people you care about. It is hard, especially when there is nothing to do to help them but live in hope. I will keep you and your friends in my prayers.

Moonie said...

Soo sad Jenny.... I know.. I am losing my beautiful God Father right now.. He is been sent home from hospital to live the best he can his last couple of weeks due to the terrible bone cancer.
It is a shockingly sad sad time for all involved right now.
Hugs to you x

Alaine - Queen of Happy Endings said...

Thank you so much Jenny, I've only just looked at a few blogs today.


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