Wednesday, August 21, 2013

Sorrow sans distraction...

Nobody knows to warn of the pain of sorrow sans distraction.  So many unseen transitions, so much heartache over new brokenness seen, so many old freedoms lost, so many new things scrutinized.  There is no Netflix to drown out new pain.  No hours of mindless Facebook.  No soulless t.v. to swallow the hurt.

It's healthier, I know, to just sit in the pain.  It's healthier to feel on deeper levels than I've felt in a long time.  Mind and emotions working overtime with nothing to distract.  It's healthier this way.  It forces one to FEEL.  It forces one to self-examine.  It forces one to think of Job's faithfulness when stability crumbled.  It forces one to pray.


  1. Oh Anna. Je prie pour toi, ma chérie. Que Dieu utilise ce temps solitaire pour te raffiner et te montrer son amour d’un nouveau niveau.

  2. You are deeply loved and frequently prayed over, Anna! Praying you sense His nearness more every day.

  3. Thanks for sharing this, Anna. Went to FB to drown out a little of my "sorrows" for the day and am reminded in this to choose instead what can truly satisfy, a deep drink of God's presence. Miss you, dear friend, and praying for soul satisfaction in Christ alone in this sorrow.