Sometimes Love Is A One-Way Street

Feb 10, 2017

I approached the meeting with all the hope and confidence that my heart would be understood and received.  Yes, I honestly thought that there would be at least compassion and kindness although there might be no answers. Even that would have been a blessing. But instead there was judgment and criticism.  I was left broken. My heart does not understand.

Why would we keep hurting each other and causing more pain? This world has pain enough.

Why do we continue to misjudge without knowing all the facts? This world has enough criticism.

For days I have struggled as I’ve tried to let the Lord refine and polish me. Holding on to what is true and discarding the false.  Weeping over misunderstandings.  Crying because I know that it happens all the time.

It is so wrong. On the one hand we say that we are for life

but on the other hand we cause great pain.

Are we so blind to the pain caused?

Do we not even see the hurting all around?

All around are those true souls who continue to carry on through misunderstanding and pain.

Their glory?

That they are keeping on without any cheering crowd

without the kind words of support and encouragement.

They are focused on Him alone.

Their trust is that He knows all and only calls us to love in His Name

even if that love is a one way street.

People tend to only understand from their own level of perception.

Yes, they might even think you’re crazy if you talk about things they do not understand.

So in humbleness I kneel in prayer for more love.

Help us, Lord, to be willing to enter the broken hearts of others

that our hearts may be broken too.broken heart 1

That is bringing Jesus into our world.

And that is the Gospel.

Bringing hope into the brokenness of every human heart

that then creates resurrection.

Loving in His Name.

Let us carry on. No matter what.

I trust in God’s unfailing love forever and ever. Psalm 52:8


  1. Susan Beth Furst

    What a beautiful unveiling of your heart. This is right where I am and so i understand leaning on Him. I am blessed to have a loving husband and family and friends but in the end we are all imperfect and i have found in this craziness we call life that He is the Only one who truly understands who can truly heal and who will never leave us. I have been broken in life but He has used that very brokenness to set me free. I am free to declare His love for He called me out of the darkness and into His marvelous light!
    Thank you for your beautiful soul and your vulnerability. I am sure that what you wrote will touch many as it has touched me. Sometimes we need to see flesh and blood and He has made us to be light for others not only the lost but for those who need to be encouraged. God bless you in your ministry


    • SharonBrani

      Thank you, Susan, for your kind words of encouragement. I deeply appreciate them as I almost hesitated letting myself be so vulnerable for the sake of others.
      Your words of reassurance and understanding mean so much as together we point people to the Lord. I look forward to knowing you better.


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