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If there's one thing you can count on in life: people will let you down.
It's hurtful and disturbing and off putting and harsh. And, if you're anything like me, you will hold out every last hope that it doesn't occur; that your Peeps will absolutely NOT leave you hanging...out to dry. But, by golly, they sure will. In big ways, in small ways and in between ones, too. From insulting your wacky hair to slighting your kid on a special occasion to subtly attacking your very belief system; sadly, it will happen.
Here's a hint: We all let each other down from time to time; yours truly included, obvi. Stupid humans. Sigh.
It's actually okay though, because from every hurt, a lesson is learned, whether it be forgiveness or reflection or a realization that perhaps some things and some people just aren't as they appear. Or that maybe they are and you finally needed the right nudge to see it. Much as it pains me to admit, not everyone is kind of heart, you see. #Reality
But guess what? There are some other things you can count in in life, too. For instance:
1. Your immediate family and your closest friends (the take-a-bullet-for-ya circle); they're in it with you for the long haul, hands down.
2. The truth ultimately finds a way to surface...even when buried under a mountain of muck at the bottom of the deepest lake. In the very end, it all becomes crystal clear how you treated the other humans, yo.
3. Most important of all: the Big Guy is there. For you, for me and for always no matter how much we let each other--and Him--down. He's real and He's cool and I for one, am not afraid or ashamed to think or say it, Capisce? As a matter of fact, it's the thing that keeps me smiling, hoping and believing in humanity, you dig?
pS 48:2-3a, 3b-4, 5-6, 7-8 R. (see 9d) God upholds his city for ever. Great is the LORD and wholly to be praised in the city of our God. His holy mountain, fairest of heights, is the joy of all the earth. Mount Zion, “the recesses of the North,” is the city of the great King. God is with her castles; renowned is he as a stronghold. For lo! the kings assemble, they come on together; They also see, and at once are stunned, terrified, routed. Quaking seizes them there; anguish, like a woman’s in labor, As though a wind from the east were shattering ships of Tarshish. Ps 95:8 If today you hear his voice, harden not your hearts.