Thursday, August 4, 2011

Love Can Move Mountains

I have always believed that Love can move mountains. 

In an imperfect world, where there is so much pain and suffering, it is so inportant to have love, and more than anything else, HOPE.  I know that for some of you,  hope is a four-letter word that only means disappoinment and heartbreak.  For some of you, the pain is so deep and so strong, that you feel like giving up. I want you to know that even in these times of hurt,  you are not alone. Please know that.

Peaple have asked me how I always seem so happy. They ask why I am always smiling and cheerful and positive. It makes me laugh when people say I must have such an easy life.  I have been accused of being "fake' at times, even called "insensitive" by people who can't understand how someone can smile during rotten times.  My joy is genuine, but it is not because of my life. My life is so far from easy and perfect it hurts.

 I have been hurting for a very long time. I don't remember a time when I didnt feel pain in my heart from circumstances in my life.  I do my best to not focus on the circumstance, but on the good things in my life:, My beautiful children, my family and friends and for God's merciful patience and grace for me through all of my many mistakes.  

This alone is what allows me to smile in the midst of all my pain. The peace in my heart through it all has taught me that it IS posible to dance in the rain.   At times when circumstances have become almost unbearable, I pray for the strength to carry on.  To just get through  one,   more.    day.  I thank God for all he has brought me through.  

Whether you believe in God or not,  I will not attempt to argue with you or try to change your mind.  I am simply sharing what gives me hope, strength to smile in the midst of my pain, and peace during the storms to "dance in the rain".I believe:

God is Love.
Love can move mountains.

Even the ones we can't.   
I have seen it for myself, so I know in my heartr that this is true.  I need to look no further than my own parents,  and all they have overcome,  for a shining example of this.  

To those of you who feel hopeless,  please know that you are not alone, You don't have to carry around all that pain anymore, you can let it be lifted from your shoulders,  Please hang on,  even just one more day. And then just one more day after that.  You never know what opportunities are waiting for you just around the corner.  There is hope. .There is Love. 
And Love can move mountains.  Even this one. 
 I hope that any of the hurting hearts out there, searching for a shred of hope to cling to,  will be comforted by reading this.  And I hope your hearts will find the encouragement to just hang in there.
If no one else has told you they love you,  know that I love each and every one of your precious hearts  reading this.  And now that you know that someone out there genuinely loves you,  share that love in your heart with soneone you know who needs it too.

A Big Warm Blanket Right Out of the Dryer for Your Heart,
-J

Life is too short to wake up in the morning with regrets,
So love the people who treat you right
,forgive the ones who don't,
and believe that everything happens for a reason.
If you get a chance, take it.
If it changes your life, let it.
Nobody said life would be easy,
They just promised it would be worth it.





4 comments:

  1. Lovely words Janice. Bless you for sharing.

    Sheri-Lee

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  2. Thanks for this post. Thanks for being so honest and sharing. You got it. There is hope there is reason to go on in life. We love you too! :0)

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  3. I thought I already posted on here but it appears I never finalized it I guess. Thanks for this post Janice. Such honesty and heart in your words. Praise the Lord that we can have hope and a reason to live for. We sure love you too!

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  4. Dear Janice,

    Looking for mosaic art ideas, or so I thought but my God saw the whole picture! Your words of honesty,love and comfort were an anointing to my fractured broken heart. Thank you again for reminding me. God, in His Wisdom reached out to myself and I hope many others.

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