Do you ever feel jaded?
Scarred by life until you are one big callous?
Sometimes this helps to not sweat the small stuff, but mostly it is a cold and empty place to live.
No one wants to be apathetic, but when disaster strikes, relationships crumble, or dreaded diagnoses come, the enormity of feeling can be so overwhelming that normal emotions evaporate.
That is okay.
Life is hard, and we can only do our best moment by moment. And yet, we do not need to settle for being jaded.
Sometimes, caring is a choice.
Sometimes, we care about things because others do; we care about ourselves and our choices because they matter.
We can’t always trust our feelings or lack of feelings. We must soldier on, knowing that everything passes, and life is full of seasons.
Caring is cumulative.
When we try to care, we begin to actually care, and when we do, our woes shrink. Maybe not much and maybe temporarily, but anything we do to illuminate other areas and people in our lives will lighten our spirits and melt our hearts of stone.
Be patient with yourself through the hard days but strive to be kind and care, no matter the enormity of your trials.
It will all be worth it.
For I consider that the sufferings of this present time
are not worth comparing with the glory that is to be revealed to us.
Blessed is the man who remains steadfast under trial,
for when he has stood the test he will receive the crown of life,
which God has promised to those who love him.