Help me love you, won’t you darling? For I am a simple man, always in need of a gentle hand and a heart of patience. Let me learn what it means to soothe your pain, and what it is that you seek at the end of the day; because I’m trying, and I’ll always be wanting to love you more.
City and Colour // Un-thinkable (I’m Ready) (Alicia Keys cover)
You give me a feeling that I’ve never felt before
And I deserve it, I think I deserve it
I know you once said to me
“This is exactly how it should feel when it’s meant to be”
The Christian’s response to doubt (as it should be to everything), must be love. Your brother may be struggling with sin, you must support him by radiating the love of Christ. Your sister is plagued with guilt, speak Christ’s love and it will soothe the storm that rages within her.
In all things; show love.
If you want to preserve relationships, then you must learn to respond instead of react to fear and pain. Responding does not come naturally. You can react without thinking, but you cannot respond without training your mind to think, your will to choose, and your body to obey. It is precisely this training that brings the best qualities in human beings - like courage, empathy, reason, compassion, justice, and generosity - to the surface. The ability to exercise these qualities and respond gives you other options besides disconnection in the face of relational pain.