Why is there so much pain in the world? Everywhere I look someone is hurting. Whether in reality, Facebook, family or friends, pain is brought up often. Pain does more than just hearing words about it.
It affects our own attitude and outlook on our lives. It hurts us deep inside, when we know there are those hurting around us. We can feel helpless. We can stress and worry. It is different when it is our pain. We deal with it the best we can.
When it is the other person, it can take over as I said above. We can see our children suffering from their own mistakes. We can wish they would not have done what they did. When our mates say hurtful things through an argument, this pain can be carried within our hearts for more than a few months.
There is the deliberate pain that others can cause also. When family and friends choose to ignore our existence, this can be a pain bigger than being hit. When we see the wrong and learn that no matter how much talking or giving hugs, doesn’t help, that kind of pain hurts deeply also.
It seems that most pain is caused between two people that love each other, whether it is parent/ child, friend/ friend, it is the deepest.
Pains from injuries, cancers, terminal illness all hurt too, but we can do something about it. We can offer prayers, take food to their home, sit and talk with them, hold their hand. We have so many more options when it is this kind of pain.
The world is a good place to live but there are things that hurt us and we have to learn which way we are going to deal with it. The last thing I want to say on this topic is I will give a quote used many times. If you read it over and over and let it sink in, it makes very good sense.
So for now, look at the pain you are dealing with. Decide whether it can be fixed, or does it need to be let go. Hugs to everyone. Have a good Saturday evening.
- God, give me grace to accept with serenity
- the things that cannot be changed,
- Courage to change the things
- which should be changed,
- and the Wisdom to distinguish
- the one from the other.
- Living one day at a time,
- Enjoying one moment at a time,
- Accepting hardship as a pathway to peace,
- Taking, as Jesus did,
- This sinful world as it is,
- Not as I would have it,
- Trusting that You will make all things right,
- If I surrender to Your will,
- So that I may be reasonably happy in this life,
- And supremely happy with You forever in the next.