Jul 31


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There are moments when life comes at us with circumstances that circumvent the best we’ve dreamed for our lives.   A painful let down.  The unexpected set back.  Lingering doubt.  An inescapable lie.  The broken relationship.  We try our best to rebound and escape the unwanted detour we didn’t plan.

But then the set back lingers, the pain presses in, and the brokenness seemingly can’t be pieced back together.  A rawness sets in that becomes a part of day and lives as much as our jobs, commitments, distractions and relationships.

It may linger under the surface, or reveal itself on our countenance more than we wish we would. Maybe it’s been there for days, weeks, months, years.  We know, or at least believe we’re meant for something different. Something more.

We’ve tried to ignore it, push it aside, and even medicate with a cocktail of modern distractions.  It affects us, maybe even controls us and drives an addiction.  And oh how we wish it wouldn’t, and it’s hardly in us to admit the control it has over us.

But there it lingers.  The raw place.  It haunts like heavy dark clouds that just keep coming back.

But then a sliver of light breaks through.  It doesn’t drive away all that feels dark, but taunts us with hope that can only be known when we don’t push what’s raw aside.

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  • Jeff, I am really looking forward to seeing more on this blog, along this line. I remember the day that I reached into the raw, that scary place where everything felt so very real and vulnerable. Keep writing and sharing please.

    • Jeff

      Thanks for stopping by, Colleen. May you continue to find real hope in all the raw places.

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