Today I am praying specifically for those who are separated or estranged from a friend or loved one. This could be due to such things as
- Work obligations (yours or theirs)
- Military service
- You just do not know where they are, etc.
Life is complicated. That is an understatement. When the complications of life include separation or estrangement, it can be paralyzing. Your situation may be the result of the “isness” factor – that “is” just the way it “is” right now. Maybe it was something they did, you did, or simply life happening. You woke up one morning and asked yourself “How did I get here? What have I done? Where did time go?”
In your situation, has the Lord prompted your heart for steps to take? If so, follow His lead. If you do not know what to do, seek Him, seek out a friend, a counselor or a coach for some help. Write a letter or an email if that would be applicable in your situation. In our day of technology, there are many ways to reconnect with friends and loved ones. Just remember, be sure your motives are pure. Please do not forsake your family and your present relationships to go back and rekindle a love from days gone by. I trust you hear my heart here.
Christmas time can be tough for those who are separated or estranged from friends and loved ones. The enemy can heap tons of guilt upon us. We find ourselves wishing we could back up time, undo past mistakes, and start all over.
Do you need to say, “I am sorry” or “I was wrong?” If so, do that. Many of you have tried to repair the breach only to be rejected or spurned. Just know that I have been and will be praying for you. As you press on in life today, remember these words from the Word. “Therefore humble yourselves under the mighty hand of God, that He may exalt you in due time, casting all your care upon Him, for He cares for you.” (1Peter 5:6-7).