Sometimes we don’t want to keep a “stiff upper lip.”
Sometimes we don’t want to be doused with optimism and look on the “bright side.”
Sometimes we have trouble believing “it will get better.”
Sometimes we need to “wallow in our misery.”
Sometimes we need to cry.
We don’t need someone to try to solve things no human can solve.
We don’t need someone to try to distract us by talking about something else.
We especially don’t need to be left alone to battle alone.
We need someone to care. We need someone who is willing to help us carry our cross all the way down the road.
We need someone who will listen and support us while we work through the pain, the doubts, the fears.
We need a midwife who will stand strong with us, as we birth whatever needs to be delivered from deep inside us.
Jesus was honest with His Friends.
“My soul is overwhelmed with sorrow to the point of death.”
And then He told them what they could do for Him.
“Stay here and keep watch with Me.”
“Watch and pray.”
Are you willing to be present with another, feeling all the powerlessness and pain, while you wait for The One Who is All Power to act?