Hello Dear One,
I know many of my friends are addicted to Facebook. Sometimes I am also. Such smiling faces. Glowing reports of kids performing perfectly. Winning trophies. Getting scholastic awards. Glorious vacation pics. Only once in the while someone will post a prayer request for a sick relative or friend. I get it. No one wants the world to know that their heart is breaking. That their marriage is in trouble or their kids are on drugs. No one wants to post about their financial woes. But here is a warning: don’t let these posts persuade you that somehow their lives are perfect. We all put on a brave front. Truth is: we are all living in the middle of a mess.
Jesus warned us that “in this world you will have tribulation” (John 16:13). I am not recommending that you share your pain on Facebook. I am suggesting you confess your pain to Jesus and one or two trusted friends. Finding a safe place of authenticity where you can be real is your true path to hope and healing. Only then will you find the peace you so desperately need to experience.
You are so loved just as you are.