Comment on An Emotional Affair – The Prologue by onianwa.
Hmmm! It’s interesting so far. Good suspense also. Hungry for more but that’s for tomorrow.
Recent Comments by onianwa
A very well-weaved story, with a strong and hard-to-ignore message. Well done, Ufuoma. Irresistibly absorbing!
Private: The Over-Rated Experience
Closure is good but life can go on without it. I’d suggest we get it if we can. Closure within one’s own self is also important though – even more important, whether or not we get “external” closure. Yes, there may be an apparent reopening of an old wound and situations where fresh tears are poured out but healing and compassion can flow from that, both ways. Should closure always be sought? Maybe not. Good reasoning should be applied to choose whether or not it is necessary for a particular situation. No two issues are completely similar. Even the Spirit can guide on what to do. Seeking to avoid further hurt, hence running away, won’t be helpful most of the time, in my opinion.
Thanks for sharing.
The Day My Heart Broke
This is really a baring of the soul and an encouragement for hurting hearts. I just healed from a break myself – a hard experience. As you inferred, stating “It is over” is the very thing we need to hear, to set us free. Thanks for sharing.
Private: Where Was God?
This was long but thought-provokingly gainful. Thank you for sharing, Ufuoma.
The post was aptly named, in my opinion. “Where was God?” Beautiful! I think (from recent discovery) that James 1:2-4 gives excellent encouragement for tough times. I have come to find though that one who is experiencing difficulty should ask, “Am I on the right track? What must I do? What must I know?” There is no doubt that “good” people experience bad things but we must (as those on the receiving end of these bad things, when they occur) sit and ask why these things are the way they are. It is somewhat similar to Paul speaking to God, “For this thing I besought the Lord thrice, that it might depart from me.” (2 Corinthians 12:8).
God gave Paul understanding that enabled him endure the challenge – the difficulty – endure it with what some might call a ridiculous acceptance of what he was passing through (whatever that was). Notice what God says and how Paul responds after that. “And he said unto me, My grace is sufficient for thee: for my strength is made perfect in weakness. Most gladly therefore will I rather glory in my infirmities, that the power of Christ may rest upon me. Therefore I take pleasure in infirmities, in reproaches, in necessities, in persecutions, in distresses for Christ’s sake: for when I am weak, then am I strong.” (2 Corinthians 12:9-10).
Paul discovered that (as always) God’s hand was with him and so he “received” strength to bear the challenge, even now stating that he could go the stretch. The communication between Paul and God was helpful for Paul because he was able to receive the needed understanding for the moment. We must (well, we should) ask God for understanding, in our times of difficulty, that we may know what he would have us do.
You write beautifully. Have an awesome week, Ufuoma!