Sticks and stones may break my bones, but words will never hurt me. Heard that before? I’m sure the person who penned the thought is still healing. Do you realize words leave scars?
I’ve been addressing wounds that I thought healed. It hasn’t been easy. It’s always a painful process when you experience the initial cuts and are waiting for the healing process to take place. Some wounds are easier to get over and heal from than others.
Crisis affects each of us differently. Some people seem to be unaffected by crisis and continue to move forward, business as usual. Still, others experience grief and are overwhelmed because they are not sure where to begin. There isn’t a “one size fits all” response to crisis and this type of thought usually gets us into trouble.
“I want to hear more about being the strong person.” Don’t you just love it when your friends share what’s on their heart! Before sharing, I want to thank Veronique Clowers for the opportunity to delve deeper into this topic. It has been approximately two years since I’ve met the qualifications of a “strong person.”
Before facing my own pain, I thought it was safe to hide in the pews. I won’t forget the Sunday I had enough with God. As a praise and worship leader, you want people to enjoy service. I had reached a breaking point, and all I could do was cry.