The Loneliness in the Distance

We live in a world where it can take less than six hours to go from one coast to the other in the United States. We live in a disconnected world with family and loved ones spread between states or even continents.

Distance takes its toll on relationships. Relationships that are otherwise healthy and strong, are torn apart by the distance and the inability to reconnect at the end of each day. It takes strength, resolve, commitment and perseverance to weather a long-distance relationship. There is loneliness in the miles separating the love, and sometimes that loneliness is too much.

When a break occurs because of distance it is easy to forget the depth of the relationship beyond the pain in the distance. True love will hold on to that connection, will remember the good, because true love holds out hope in the change of circumstance.

I don’t know where God is leading and I don’t know if it is in His plan to┬ábring our love back to oneness, it is my hope that we will be restored and if the Lord chooses this path for us I will rejoice in our togetherness. If on the other hand His plan is different I am trying to learn to trust that He will prepare my heart for whatever is ahead.

Right now the pain in the break is a little overwhelming at times, but the depth of love, even in the pain, still brings me comfort.

Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding, in all your ways acknowledge Him and He will direct your path. Proverbs 3:5-6

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