It’s tough when you try to talk to the one’s closest to you and they just don’t get it…
They don’t understand how near and dear ‘it’ is to your heart.
They don’t understand how important it is to you.
They just can’t grasp how you really feel!
They don’t get how hurt you are!
But, they’re closest to you. They’re your mother. They’re your father. They’re your husband. Your wife. Your sister. Your brother. They’re your closest friend. They are SUPPOSED to understand everything about me! Right?
How can they love me the way they say they do? How can they care about me…and not understand how I feel? Are they really listening? Don’t they see what’s really going on? Why don’t they ‘get it’?!
If you’re honest with yourself, there are times that you couldn’t always understand what was going on with your loved ones…no matter how passionately they tried to explain it.
Because sometimes God has to remind us that He is the ONLY one who truly and totally understands us.
If we aren’t careful, we can begin to make those we love ‘little idols’. We can put them before God. This is one of the reasons that the Lord said…
Matthew 10:37 (NKJV)
37 He who loves father or mother more than Me is not worthy of Me. And he who loves son or daughter more than Me is not worthy of Me.
He has to remind us who really is supposed to come first.
How many times have you prayed about something, but you weren’t truly satisfied until you talked about it or confirmed it with a ‘real person’. Yes, God sometimes confirms things through people, but…
There are some times that He wants you to prove to yourself how real He is in your life (because He already knows). There are some things that He wants you to truly…leave with Him.
But, how does God prove that He understands? That He hears? That he cares?
Well here’s how He’s proved it to me…
I can’t tell you how many times I’ve had a concern. I may have talked to someone about it and they didn’t understand. Or, I didn’t want to talk to anyone about it because I felt they wouldn’t understand. Then…
As I read my bible and the very passage of scripture I was reading spoke specifically to my issue.
Or, I heard a sermon that spoke directly to what I was going through. The minister may have even quoted the same scriptures I had studied.
Or, I read a blog post. Saw a bumper sticker. Saw come type of unsolicited confirmation of what was on my heart.
God has some pretty amazing ways of letting us know He understands. It’s up to us to realize that it’s really Him.
It’s good to have loved ones and friends in our lives to lean on. And It’s important that we be there for one another. Try to understand one another. Be a shoulder to lean on. It’s important that we be friendly and stick close to one another.
There are two things we must always remember…
You don’t always have to understand someone to love them!
Proverbs 18:24 (NKJV)
24 A man who has friends must himself be friendly,[a]
But there is a friend who sticks closer than a brother.