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  1. This is so difficult, still. I’ve been the one knocked flat by suffering and grief. And I still have a Miss Fix-it inside who wants to make everything better, even though I know better. I know I can’t make it better, and I know that it is more helpful than I think to just sit with someone and be there for them. It truly is a powerful thing, to stay there. So, all that say I get it.

    Glad you linked up this week!

    • It’s so true, isn’t it, that even when we know better, we’re still tempted to try and fix it. To sit quietly in the midst of the grief, and stay there without trying to fix it….I feel like this is a lesson I’m going to spend the rest of my life learning. I want to learn it well, but, wow, it’s hard!

      Thanks for giving me the opportunity to link up!

      Blessings to you!

  2. Tanya Marlow

    I really loved this post. I too feel that tension of not having enough to offer when I am feeling so deeply others’ pain. I really liked Tamara Lunardo’s latest post at Deeper story on this – I can recommend it. Coming to you via Joy in this Journey – Walking through my own path of putting myself together after a huge sense of loss… Blessings x

    • So good to have you drop by, Tanya! Thank you for recommending Tamara’s post at Deeper Story. I hadn’t seen it yet. I’ll definitely go take a look.
      Blessings and peace to you as you continue walking with the one Healer who helps us recover ourselves after loss.

  3. Diane

    Very good Chrystal. I too want to “fix” things for my family and friends. It is so hard when there isn’t anything you can do. Pray! God is the “fixer” for sure!!

  4. Thanks for the shout-out, Chrystal. And these are good thoughts – we do SO want to fix things for those we love. But fixing is not really our call – we just tend to think it is. There is truly only one Fixer, tough as it is to hang onto that truth. Blessings to you as you continue to offer cups of cold water to those in need around you.

    • You’re welcome! I’m very thankful for the one true Fixer. It’s an ongoing journey learning to live in the tension between weeping with those who weep while at the same time acknowledging that only He can provide wholeness.

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