drama tornados

the tornado of drama spun into my life, sweeping me up before i even realized it. i now had to face the reality, i was caught in a whirlwind of bitter words, ugly emotions and hurt feelings. i wanted out of the storm.

i try to catch my balance, all the while weary words are spinning around me.

where did this relationship go wrong?  why can't it be easier?  should i even try?

i take off my glasses and rub my eyes.  oh, how i wish this had ended differently.  i look around the room, wishing i could find a magic wand or fairy dust to sprinkle on the situation and change it with a poof.  it's a real-life mess that i don't know how to fix.

i'm quickly reminded that anything is possible for Him.

Therefore if any man be in Christ, he is a new creature: old things are passed away; behold, all things are become new.
2 Corinthians 5:17

what am i to do Lord?  how do you want me to handle this?  this relationship is too far gone, too difficult, too demanding and honestly Lord, it makes me angry.

and then i'm faced with a startling reality...while it's not wrong to take a step back out of the tornado of this situation, it is wrong to stop praying for their heart.

Then Jesus told his disciples a parable to show them that they should always pray and not give up.
Luke 18:1

we can’t always talk to people about God, but we can always talk to God about people.  we should never underestimate power of God.  the same hands that made the stars can change hearts.  and, if it's His will, broken relationships can be healed.

so in the midst of this difficult situation with that oh-so-difficult person, i'm going to ask myself what God wants ME to learn from it. just that little shift of perspective changes my view of the situation.  i think the first thing we must do when faced with a difficult person, is hit our knees and Pray for God to reveal what He wants US to know, how He wants US to handle it and ask for His grace to shine through us.