All this to say sometimes the strongest people are the most hurt because they have endured the most.
Have you ever seen a body builder? So I used to go to the Gym with my husband he was body building for a while. I admired his sense of discipline because I was not about to get up at no 5am to go lift weights... just saying. I watched him hit weight goals week after week as I worked out with my 5 lbs dumb bells 😂. He would come home sore all the time and I remember a time where his arms looked like a lion claw them from the muscles ripping apart from lifting. By the way that is totally normal. When exercising muscles stretch out and rip in order to grow and become more resilient to more weight. All this to say sometimes the strongest people are the most hurt because they have endured the most. They look like they have it all together because we see discipline and the after math of their resistance but what we don’t see is the ripping and the stretching happening in the background. This is all true for emotional strength. We seem to think that some people are emotionless because they don’t release the same. I’ve thought that. I used to not release at all which was not healthy. Now I cry, but many don’t cry or show emotion at all. That doesn’t mean they aren’t hurting. Sometimes release looks like working out, working, being productive, being organized, helping others. Strong people hurt too. They hurt the most. Grace, grace, grace. For those that are vulnerable, for those that are not, for those that are too emotional, for those that show none. Grace and understanding we’ve all been through some things. I’m learning this and sometimes it’s hard to really grasp but this is true. We all have a testimony of pain, fear and love. Love overcomes all so let grace and love abide. ￼