I’ve been thinking about my previous post “Community and Trials.” My friend Dan was honest enough to admit that when he and his wife were going through some difficult circumstances, he did not want people around him. Instead, he said that he wanted to shut out everyone except his immediate family.
It is difficult to welcome people into our lives when things are messy or painful. I’m not exactly sure why this is. But, I’ve experienced it in my own life (from the inside and the outside).
How about you? Have you ever been through a time in your life when you did not want to let other people know what was going on, or you did not want other people to help? Did anyone break through your barriers? Was that helpful or not?
Have you ever been in a difficult time in your life in which you wanted people to come into your life? Did they? Were they loving and accepting or condemning?