I wrote this a couple years ago. I felt it was necessary to share again today. There are so many people that are hurting out there. I was one of those folks for a very long time.
Dec. 15, 2015
"You will never see evidence of tears from my eyes. My mascara is always waterproof."
See, I wore/wear what I call a "pretty mask". Others may see eye shadows on my eyes. (Colors well blended, complimenting my attire & making the cocoa in my eyes dazzle 💁) Of course an added touch of mascara & eyeliner along the lid for definition. Let's not forget to fill in those brows & highlight. Cute? Uh duh. That's what I do.
But no one seen what was behind the eye shadow. No one new that although on the outside my eyes were full of life, all I seen was death, no sign of life. All I seen was everything against me, no hope. What's that scripture in Romans? Ahh yes, "all things work together..." .. sure didn't seem like it. Regardless of what pain I felt, I still wore my "pretty mask". Us believers like to say cute little sayings like, " you don't look like what you've been through". Tuh?! If you only knew.........
Thanks for listening!!!
Disclaimer: Again believers, everything is ok. But I will say this: the next time you encounter someone & ask out of habit "how are you", really ask how they are. You never know what someone is dealing with. After all, as believers, we are called to bear one another's burdens right?