We all have people who were once essential in our lives, but something caused a chasm that cannot be bridged. With God, all things are possible, but our hope and faith doesn’t make the thing happen. Only God in his wise will and timing has that power.
There are many reasons for relational chasms. You know my story. Whether your chasm is a partner who walked away, a parent who rejected, a friend who betrayed, or a child who took his own way without you, you are seen. You are loved. You are valued.
We don’t necessarily accept the past. We don’t dwell in the trauma, yet we don’t ignore it either. We sift, sort, process, prune, and grow. Just because we cope with the chasm doesn’t mean we’ve handed over all hope and faith. You see, hope and faith aren’t conditional. They don’t depend on a specific outcome. They pursue no matter what. So when someone is cut out of your life or removes themselves from your life, or even in the case when you cut someone else out of your life, you have an opportunity to authentically grow and heal. Sometimes the fracture is only for a season, and sometimes it’s forever. In the meantime, there is plenty of time for healing.
In the chasm or on the bridge, how will you spend today?