Days come when the heart is heavy.
Unsure of this feeling, we fill up with the pictures and words of others.
We chose to see the better in others’ lives so we can ignore the worse in our own.
We don’t — or rather can’t — sit in sadness without trying to adjust our longing hearts to better things.
We experience so much good on this earth, but we only understand good whenever bad strikes the mind, body, and soul.
What is that discord? What is that sadness we feel some days?
We have so much. Family, friends, a job, school. A full life it seems.
What is that discord? Why do we feel disconnected some days?
We feel far away from the world around us.
We feel lost in some memory un-had.
Lost in the friendships we used to have. Lost in a world imagined instead of lost in the world before us. Lost in who we wish we could be.
This is the hole in our hearts that is not yet filled with the things of God.
We will never be complete on this earth. There will be days of discord because we are not yet with him.
There will be days that feel like bad days because our hearts are lost somewhere else.
Those are the days where we are reminded that our hearts belong to him.
Some days we know come from God, others we know the enemy attacks.
But those days in between that don’t seem to have meaning, where we feel uninspired, unmotivated, unloved. Those. Those are the days we know the longing for something greater is real.
Let us not look at the discord as a bad thing. As a thing to escape. But rather a reminder that Jesus wants to know us. He wants to heal us. He wants to shape us. He wants to change us.
Let those days be an offering of pain. A knowing that Christ is coming back to fill that hole.