“I try to believe,” she said, “that God doesn’t give you more than one little piece of the story at once.
You know, the story of your life.
Otherwise your heart would crack wider than you could handle. He only cracks it enough so you can still walk, like someone wearing a cast.
But you’ve still got a crack running up your side,
big enough for a sapling to grow out of.
ONLY … NO ONE SEES IT.
NOBODY SEES IT!!!!!
Everybody thinks you’re one whole piece, and so they treat you maybe not so gentle as they would if they could see that crack.”
(From: Divine Secrets of the Ya-Ya Sisterhood by Rebecca Wells, p 242)
Purpose of the post: Please be mindful when tempted to judge, criticize, isolate from another person. You never know what that human being has endured over their lifetime. They may seem odd or mean-spirited; quick to anger. Wounded people wound other people.
Always ask the Father to give you wisdom in dealing with people who puzzle you. Ask Him to guide your interactions or potential boundary setting with them. The Father may want you to press-in with someone who is a “rough around the edges.”
He may, at a different moment, illuminate that a relationship is toxic, unsafe, and unhealthy. He may direct you to put some distance with that person. We need wisdom from God; not man.