It’s like, it doesn’t honor God to pretend like everything is OK. That’s the beauty of Jesus that so many people miss. The beauty is that he died on the cross for our sins, but also that he existed the way we exist. He understands what it’s like to lose a friend. He’s not unfamiliar with those emotions. He’s not unfamiliar with the difficulty of human life. To me that’s what makes Jesus as God beautiful. He totally understands. He went out of his way to prove to us that he understands our situation. So when he has something to say, it’s not coming from this high and lofty standpoint. It’s coming from this person who understands intricately the perils of human existence.
Sometimes I want to get married young and be like “Yea I’m married and young and beautiful and me and my super hot husband are going to do all these cool things and be hip together” But then I’m like omg I just want to be single or maybe dating but still free to do things on my own because I have my whole life to spend with someone else and independence ends too soon.
I don’t know guys. I just don’t know.
Sometimes, I get so upset that I can’t be friends with certain people. But then I realize that I work and mesh with the people I do for a reason. I don’t have to be friends with everyone, but I am called to love everyone. Just because I can’t be close friends with certain people doesn’t mean my worth is any less.
When people say, “I’ve never seen that side of him before” — I want to say, “You have another side too. We all do. You’re just hiding it today.”
It’s ugly to watch someone lash out, blow up, and melt down: but we are all just as capable of the same crimes and cowardice. Please don’t be too hard on others when their worst is exposed, and don’t despise someone whose worst is different than yours. We’re all a little crazy and we all need the same grace.