Absorb the Silence

You ever care so much for someone that you would take all their pain?

But, we can’t…it’s not possible.

Each of us has to carry our own pain. Whether it’s physical, mental, spiritual, emotional. We are all in charge of carrying our own pain.

But, when we see others hurting, especially those we love, we want to take it on…

Ever prayed for it to go to you?

I have. That’s where I am tonight. I have seen so much pain today in others, and I just want to take it all. To be the vessel that holds it.

I pray, “just take it from them, put it all on my shoulders, in my head, in my body…”

The response?


Because, it is not my pain to bear.
Working in the mental health field, that’s a hard thing to remember.
Being a big sister, that’s a hard thing to remember.
Being a daughter, that’s a hard thing to remember.

So, I pray…and absorb the silence.

Remembering that the reason it’s not my pain to bear is that He already bore it…even if I don’t get to see the results of that in this life.

So, tonight, I pray…I absorb the silence.
And after I realize I cannot take on their pain,
I pray to find rest in Him.

“When the oceans rise and thunders roll,
I will soar with you above the storm.
Father you are King over the flood.
I will be still & know You are God.

Find rest my soul
In Christ alone.
Know His power
In quietness & trust.”

РHillsong Still

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