No One Wants To Hear It
Recently, a lady who is part of this page told me. “Nobody including my own my mom wants to hear that I’m in pain. So now I just sit there miserable in silence or just choose not to be around any of my family.” I told her that is very sad, but is exactly why I’m starting a monthly support group at the Colleton Medical Walking Park on June 13th at 6:30pm. Everyone needs someone who understands and doesn’t second guess their pain.
In fact, I told her I literally started this page a couple years ago for a similar reason. I was told by a relative that no one wanted to hear about my pain. And, while it hurt at the time I believe they were right. No one without compassion towards pain wants to hear of your pain. They’ve just simply not experienced brokenness to your degree. Or it’s been instilled that big boys and girls don’t cry.
Well I’m not a big boy if that’s a fact. And I don’t care to hang out long with those who can’t admit their weaknesses or love me beyond mine. If you’re reading this I’m very sorry for your pain. I know it’s all you can do to get up and show up.
If you live near Walterboro, SC I pray you join our local support group. God is using my pain to make me compassionate towards yours. Others don’t mean any harm when they make you feel worse. They just don’t understand because they’ve not been in your shoes.
“He comforts us in all our troubles so that we can comfort others. When they are troubled, we will be able to give them the same comfort God has given us.” 2 Corinthians 1:4