My personal situation is more of an ordeal than I could try to articulate in a blog post. However it would be very accurate to state that this is without any possible doubt the most difficult period that I have ever known across the entire span of my life. God only knows how I'm able to hold up right now...
...and that's what I mean, literally. It's only by the grace of God that I'm writing these words tonight. It's only by His grace that I've made it through the past two weeks and it's only going to be by His grace that I might be brought through the days and weeks and months to come.
Dear readers, there is something that I want to ask of you tonight. Something that is absolutely impossible for me to impress upon you enough:
Life is too short. Life is too precious. We aren't guaranteed tomorrow. And there should be no regrets between us.
Tonight, find the most precious people in your life and tell them, at the very least, three little words:
"I love you."
That's all it takes. Tell them that you love them. Let them know without any shred of misunderstanding that you care for them, that you cherish them, that you are extremely thankful that they are in your life. Tell them that you thank God each and every day that they are there for you.
Never, ever let the sun go down on anything between you. Don't let anger linger among you. Anger and spite and bitterness have destroyed too many beautiful relationships, haven't they? Don't let them destroy the ones that you are in.
Never leave something unsaid between you and someone else. Leave no stone unturned. No matter how painful it might be. You don't want that to be something that one day you would wish you could go back to, only to find that it's too late.
I have written on this blog before that I have been in some dark places. This, right now, is the darkest yet. I have asked for prayers from a multitude of people. I've no doubt that they have worked in petitioning God. Worked more than my own, because I do wonder if God is hearing my own.
This is a very dark place and for once, I would ask for prayer for my own sake. There are too many issues that desperately require prayer. If you guys can keep me in your thoughts and prayers, I'm sure that God will hear each of you.
Don't let the day go by without telling someone that you love them. Please. Never do that. Tomorrow isn't assured to any of us. All we have are the moments now, between each other.
Make the most of them.
And be ye kind one to another, tenderhearted, forgiving one another, even as God for Christ's sake hath forgiven you.
-- Ephesians 4:32