Hurting for what I know to be right

Have you ever had to make a choice…knowing what you are choosing is right…but also knowing that you will suffer greatly for it?

I am struggling right now in a way I never have before. My heart is hurting and I am feeling so alone. I am bearing the burdens of the choice I made, even though in my heart, I had to follow through with what I know to be right. It doesn’t make it any easier. It doesn’t make it hurt less.

And I need to know it is going to be all right.

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11 responses to “Hurting for what I know to be right

  • Jessica

    sorry to hear you’re hurting Maureen, i’ll be praying for you. love ya———————–

  • cathy

    We are praying for you and we know everything will be alright God has a way of working it all out perfectly!
    Here is a verse that came to mind whe I was reading your post.

    1 Peter 2:19 (New Living Translation)
    19 For God is pleased with you when you do what you know is right and patiently endure unfair treatment.


  • Joseph

    Praying for you Mo.

    I don’t know if it will help but I know in my almost 40 years, the things that have hurt most have also done the most for my heart in the long run.

    Hard choices, but the right choices, you usually look back on years later and realize that they impacted you and others in much more positive terms that not making that decision would have.

    It might not be a story that relates but when I was 25, I had been dating someone for a few years. We were going to get married and all the stuff that goes along with it. Something in my heart said it was a poor choice. My family, friends and fiancees family and friends, all told me I had lost my mind. In fact, I lost several friends over me walking away.
    As I look back at that decision, it could not have been a better one. I met my future wife a year later and now have an amazing family, amazing friends that have joined us along our journey, and a life that I know would have been missing something had I married said other person. Not that she wasn’t a great person, just not that one for me.

    This story and taking up way to much comment space to say, what ever the decision might be about, you will look back and see that has generated great positive outcome. Liken it to pruning a tree. You cut back so that later you can enjoy beautiful growth (OK, that analogy was way out for me and totally out of character)

  • Tim Picking


    Cathy and I are praying for you. You are an inspiration to all of us here in the “life of leasure.” It’s easy for me to say “God will bless your obedience” but you are living it! Many years from now you will look back on times like this and realize that God has used these times to prepare you for great things. You have a high calling and God is forming in you His will and purpose! Each time He brings you through you are stronger and more determined than ever. We are proud of you and thankful to hear about all that God is doing in and through you!

  • Tim

    It WILL be all right. God has the plan. Here if you need to chat.

  • Kat

    I’m praying for you!

  • moweezle

    Thx everyone!!! I really need it right now ๐Ÿ™‚

  • annie

    Oh Mo … I wish I could get a cup of coffee with you and just sit and talk. Just … to let it out, and let you feel like you’re not alone. If a virtual hug and virtual cup of coffee suffice … they’re coming your way. ๐Ÿ™‚

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