Jesus Christ is the same yesterday, today and forever.
My friend is facing some tough times at school. She feels like her friends just don’t “get her” any-more and she feels like darkness surrounds her on all sides…
I compiled a bunch of advice that was given to me when I have been in hard times and I thought I’d share it with you guys too…
You are amazing. And so strong. Keep fighting this. Don’t let the devil and his darkness win!
I sometimes feel so lost and overwhelmed by what’s happening to Chloe that I just can’t see a way out, like everything around me is falling to pieces and that darkness is trapping me on all sides. I feel alone and scared and so so sad.
I don’t know if that is what its like for you… but if its anything like that then I know it is horrible.
But we are never alone. God is always here and he never stops listening to us. Our pain is his pain. He sees every tear. And when we are sad, his heart breaks for us. He never leaves us to manage on our own. He is right there just waiting for us to say “here god, I can’t do this any more. Take everything. All this crap in my life because I can’t hack it any more”.
The most amazing part is, not only does he lift up that weight off your shoulders, he carries you too.
True, friends fall away from one another. When I was in upper sixth I fell out with Kerry and shauna in September because of a blog I wrote.. it was about how scared I was that two of my best friends (ie. Kerry and shauna) weren’t Christians and had no real interest in god. They got offended and refused to talk to me. I apologized again and again and tried to explain that I meant no harm. That I had written the blog because I cared and loved them… but they wouldn’t listen
They still don’t talk to me…
It broke my heart and I felt like I would never be happy again
But sometimes friends grow apart.
And no matter what, God has a plan. Even though it feels like the darkness and pain will never end. Even when you ask yourself “what’s the point anymore?” (As I do so often) he has a plan. He’s teaching you. He’s going to use you. Because he has an amazing plan and a beautiful future mapped out for you…
Just love your friends. No matter what. Try to take an interest in what they’re talking about. Be happy for them.
“Kill them with kindness” like Jesus so often did. Love them.
And remember that you are never alone. You have your family and your God (and me ;))
Love you lots and praying for you xxx