Why People Need Love and Compassion

Have you ever missed an opportunity to give people the love and compassion needed to heal? 

If so, you know the feeling of heartbreak that comes after your actions. I wept at the missed opportunity to show the love and compassion of Jesus Christ. 

Why do people miss this chance? 

I learned it’s because personal experiences impact our actions and reactions towards others. And I let heartfelt afflictions get in the way of expressing the love and compassion needed for healing. But there is hope. 

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Hope for a Better Life

When you live in an abusive situation, hope for a better life becomes diminished by anxiety. And the mental stress confuses and depresses your mind.

Suffering through abuse, you lose your sense of direction and devalue and stop loving yourself. Plagued by fear, you carry heavy burdens to where strength is non-existent.

And you face two options, flee the oppression and hope you make it out alive or continue living a depressed and miserable life.

Those of us who escape abuse don’t see hope on the horizon.

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Living in Fear is a Trap

When I look back over my life of 52 years, one thing stands out the most. I’ve spent a good share of my life “living in fear.”

I lived in fear of an abusive husband finding me. In fear of judgment having run away, leaving my two children behind. And fear of what other’s thought about me. In other words “fear” consumed my thoughts and held me captive in darkness.

The grace of God has given me the ability to accept Jesus Christ as my savior. And over the course of years, the Word of God transformed my dysfunctional mind and given me a new life in Christ.

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