Life with all its complexities can be quite a challenge to get through when dealing with just ordinary everyday circumstances.
However, there are those we encounter in our lives that somehow break through the protective barriers and leave behind an aftermath of scars and wounds, some of which will never completely go away.
When these individuals are finished wreaking havoc on our lives, they go about their days as if nothing ever happened, leaving their victims torn and battered at the bottom of a cold dark pit.
In the mean time, while these aggressors are living life to the fullest, the victims struggle to claw their way out from the pit onto level ground.
In my experience these aggressors never seem to understand the pain they have caused, and they shower unkind words on their victims, when confronted, in an attempt to transfer the blame to the injured party. If the aggressor should be somewhat of a Dr. Jeckel/Mr. Hyde type, many people would never suspect he or she could be capable of such actions. In many cases, clueless bystanders who think they know what is going on, step in only to make the victim feel even more victimized causing the wounds to gash even deeper into the heart.
I often find myself asking God why so many people are allowed to be victimized, and why the aggressors seem to be able to get away with murder, and why they can treat life like it is a mere game in which only those who torment the other players are rewarded.
There are so many things I do not understand, but I have learned that no matter how beat up and tired I feel, God is ever faithful to uphold me. Someday when I stand before Him in Heaven, my Lord and Savior will take me in His arms and show me the reasons behind every tear I have cried. He will replay every time in my life that He had his loving arms wrapped around me, and He'll tell me He was always with me. This, as does the words of an old song, brings me comfort.
Tempted and tried, we're oft made to wonder
Why it should be thus all the day long;
While there are others living about us,
Never molested, though in the wrong.
Farther along we'll know more about it,
Farther along we'll understand why;
Cheer up, my brother, live in the sunshine,
We'll understand it all by and by.