Passion is a gritty kind of love, tough and

optimistic enthusiasm that overcomes negativity and inconvenience to make it

through to the end. (10,000 Reasons Overflow)

Tuesday, October 13, 2009

just love

I have a dear sweet boy that is in need of prayer. I won’t mention his name here.

He relapsed. Its weird how I notice people’s behavior so I know when something is up. And I thought he might be struggling, not knowing if he had relapsed but I knew something wasn’t right. I wish he would have told me. He said he was embarrassed, that he let everyone down. He didn’t let me down.

The sooner that you realize and accept that people will let you down, seriously, the easier it is to love. It makes it a lot easier to let go, and just love. No judgment, maybe sorrow, but not judgment, it’s a pain pulling that plank out of your eye to point out someone else’s speck. That doesn’t mean that they don’t need to change, it just means you’ll support them through it.

My heart is breaking for that young man, but so thankful he is where he needs to be, and getting help, and prayer. And I love him just as much today as I loved him yesterday, possibly more.

If you have something you are holding on to, guilt from something you’ve done or pain that someone else has caused, let it go. And just love.


Jada's Gigi said...

Amen sister! I have a dear friend who often says..."holding on causes 90% of all the pain in this world"

Constance said...

It's hard to watch someone you love and care about, making poor choices. Trust me, I know this from our daughter Laura! Just when I thought I wasn't able to forgive and show compassion, God had already laid the ground work. All I had to do was step into it! God is good, all the time!