Only The Lonely

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Most people who deal with this don’t like to admit it, but they’re lonely.
There are a lot of lonely folks in this world. We don’t know the half of it.
We don’t know how many people lie awake at night, in their own private misery. We don’t see people behind closed doors when tears are streaming from their eyes, and their shoulders are heaving from heavy guttural sobs. We don’t see the person curled up under their covers, wishing something…anything could take away the loneliness that they feel. It’s a real feeling. Many times the very person you see who looks like they have it all together, or the person with a smile on their face, is the very same person who suffers from loneliness and maybe depression.

I’m not writing with the cure. I don’t think that there is a one-size-fits-all cure. But, I am writing to say that you are not alone. I am here and this wordpress community is here. I understand. I’m here to tell you to hold on. You’ll make it through this. But don’t try to do it by yourself. God loves you. You can pray to him.  Or you may only have 1 person in your life that cares, but, that’s 1 person that counts. Those people are a gift.  Some practical things you can do to stave off loneliness?  You might  try involving yourself in a recreational activity that you enjoy. Try to find joy in simple everyday things like, the smile of a friend, the sunshine, birds singing, a feel-good story on TV,  a good book or a favorite song. Try  projecting outwardly instead of shutting down inwardly by reaching out to help others (whether in the form of writing, volunteering, coaching sports, tutoring, etc.). And on the days when you need to cry, go ahead.

But, if your loneliness becomes too much for you to bear on your own, then there’s no shame in getting some outside help. Maybe see your doctor or a counselor. Sometimes a counselor can help guide us to the root of our feelings to help resolve them. Or sometimes there is something medically wrong that alters our moods and we don’t know if we don’t reach out to get that help from a physician. Never feel ashamed. If you are taking healthy steps to make sure you’re getting what you need to be your best, then you should feel proud of yourself.

Sending you a virtual hug & a song:
You are not alone – Michael Jackson

You are loved!

© 2013 “Only The Lonely” KD Corner / K.D.

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Though Life Can Be Troubling

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Though Life Can Be Troubling – by K.D.

Though life can be troubling
And sometimes it breaks your heart
Know that it’s a journey
From the very start

It weaves and it winds
Sometimes you get off course
And you may begin to wonder
“What is all of this for?”

Know that you are growing
Progressing day by day
Though the road at times is tough
And you feel you’ve lost your way

Remember who you are, dear one
Fearfully and wonderfully made
You are watched over and cared for
And guided through each day

You will see the other side of this
And look back and say, “Ah hah!”
The trials you’ve endured
Have brought you very far

You now have compassion
Where you lacked it before
You now have the strength
To help someone else endure

You now understand
Someone else’s broken heart
And you have life-lessons learned
And wisdom to impart

There is HOPE
On the other side of this storm
Hold on to your Maker
He will guide you safely to shore

Don’t lose sight dear friend
You are not alone
Have hope, keep the faith
The best is yet to come!

Amen.

© 2013 K.D. Corner “Though Life Can Be Troubling”/ iamkaydee1.wordpress.com

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Your Latter Will Be Greater

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I woke up this a.m. having had a horrible night’s sleep, and grumpy from a conversation I had last night, and wondering when will “my” day come?  Or am I destined to mediocrity?  Of course when I’m upset I’m very melodramatic.  As I sat down to talk to the Lord, I began to remember his promises, his words of encouragement spoken to me, and that he’s not slack concerning his promises.  And he impressed this song in my heart.  Humbled, I share it with you. Click the title of the song to hear it on youtube.  Lyrics below.

Your Latter Will Be Greater – (version by Israel Houghton & New Breed)

Verse:
You latter will be greater than your past,
you will be blessed, more than you could ask.
Despite all that has been done, the best is yet to come

Chorus:
And your latter will be greater,
your latter will be greater,
your latter will be greater than your past.

Bridge:
All things are possible,
possible, possible, possible.

All things are possible,
possible, possible, possible.

Chorus

Vamp 1:
The best is yet to come,
the best is yet to come,
oh, the best is yet to come.

Vamp 2:
Our best is yet to come,
our best is yet to come,
oh, our best is yet to come.

Vamp 3:
The King is soon to come,
the King is soon to come,
oh, the King is soon to come.

© “Your Latter Will Be Greater” KD Corner / Song/lyrics by Israel Houghton and New Breed

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Quiet in the Midst of the Storm

Ever felt closed in on all sides? One problem on top of another, slowly building into a crooked Jenga tower (ever played that game?).  At some point you know it’s all going to come crashing down, and when it does…a mess of Jenga blocks (problems) everywhere.  What do you do?  How do you handle?  Do you confide in a friend?  Meditate? Go have a drink? Cry your eyes out?  Maybe you sit in the corner of the room and rock yourself till you feel better?  Do you exercise or read a book?

Perhaps you have tried praying and feel like God is far away?  I have felt that way sometimes. But something in me knows he’s there.  At some point after you pray, have you ever had a friend text or call you at random about some miscellaneous topic…and then you end up talking to them about your problems …and it helps you feel better?  Have you perhaps picked up the Bible or a favorite book and something speaks to you to encourage you to hang in there for one more minute/hour/day? Or maybe you turned the TV on at precisely the right time or flipped to the right channel to hear/see something that gave you a boost?

When you pray to God in the midst of your storm, he does hear you.  He may not answer you audibly (it’s rare), but, he does answer…in any of the above mentioned ways and more.  God can use people, books, billboards, songs, TV shows, articles, prayer, the Bible, nature or any other creative way to answer you and give you peace…and quiet…in the midst of your storm, to help you each time. Be encouraged today.

PS- Here’s an inspirational song that might strengthen you today called “Everything Falls” : http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Rk4A5647xHw