Thankful Thursday // D.B.

Everybody Hurts by R.E.M

When your day is long
And the night, the night is yours alone
When you’re sure you’ve had enough
Of this life, well hang on
Don’t let yourself go
‘Cause everybody cries
And everybody hurts sometimes
Sometimes everything is wrong
Now it’s time to sing along
When your day is night alone (Hold on, hold on)
If you feel like letting go (Hold on)
If you think you’ve had too much
Of this life, well hang on
Everybody hurts
Take comfort in your friends
Everybody hurts
Don’t throw your hand, oh no
Don’t throw your hand
If you feel like you’re alone
No, no, no, you are not alone
If you’re on your own in this life
The days and nights are long
When you think you’ve had too much of this life to hang on
Well, everybody hurts sometimes
Everybody cries
Everybody hurts sometimes

Music… This song takes me back to a place I would rather forget. If I could delete it from my timeline, God only knows where I would be. I remember listening to it on those Friday nights after my kids left to spend the weekend with their dad. The raw emotions were so heavy. I seriously didn’t think I would ever stop crying and if it weren’t for my kids I wouldn’t have wanted to continue living. It was hands-down the worst time of my life. No matter how much I wanted my heart to heal quickly, it was a very slow process. My whole life was torn apart and there wasn’t a thing I could do about it. I honestly didn’t think I could live through a divorce. My family was everything to me. I tried my best to hold myself together and be strong when my kids were home with me, but when they left I was able to let it go and cry for as long as I needed. God was so good to me; He held me close and eventually my heart was able to thoroughly heal (well, as much as humanly possible), but only after a lot of tears were shed.

This song brought me to tears again tonight, but this time for other reasons.  Please pray for all kids from broken homes, especially those whose hearts are still broken as a result of divorce. One guy in particular (Our Godson), doesn’t have a lot of hope and I’m not sure he has allowed himself to cry those healing tears yet. He is so special to us and we love him dearly. We hope he finally gets the help he needs. My real prayer is that he surrenders his life and gives it to God; because I believe time doesn’t heal; God does. “You keep track of all my sorrows. You have collected all my tears in your bottle. You have recorded each one in your book.” Psalm 56:8 I think it’s true that everybody hurts at times in their lives. I am so grateful that at those times God is near and He knows.

Thank you for you prayers.

By Faith… Angie

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