Unrealistic expectations can put us under a lot of pressure. Anxious minds are often fed by such unrealistic expectations. It’s the kind of stuff that keeps us up at night and has us restless throughout the day.
The reality is, we can’t be strong all the time. Everybody has a weak moment. And as odd as it may seem – viewing ourselves in a more sobering light, we are more likely to experience peace of mind.
Unfortunately, lack of objectivity may get in the way of a sane self-assessment. As much as we need a mirror to comb our hair, we need other people to see ourselves clearly. I believe this is one of the reasons why God created Adam and Eve. In His wisdom He said (Genesis 2:18):
“It is not good for the man to be alone, so I will create a companion for him, a perfectly suited partner.”
More than once, the book of Psalms paints a picture of distress essentially caused by loneliness. Lonely, we are at our weakest point. Prolonged loneliness almost always leads to self-destructive activities. We slip and fall; we feel broken; we cry out.
God is famous for being Three in One. In other words, God is never lonely. He is the first to know that community is essential. Community in fact came from the Trinity. God created more than one human being so that we have one another. And yet, there are no guarantees that there’ll be always people around to help us along. Human bonding only goes so far!
Apparently, humanity was not created self-sufficient. The human community is designed to stay in touch with the Trinity. Bonding with the Godhead, we finally feel complete. It’s a circle that shouldn’t be broken. Nevertheless, ignoring our Creator will compromise this blessed circle, and failing human relationships make matters even worse. A circle twice broken represents the epitome of human isolation and misery.
The question is, can a badly bruised and broken circle be unbroken? Thankfully, the answer is yes. Jesus came to un-break our brokenness. Thanks to Him, we’re back in touch.
Our finest promoter is God whose unfailing love picks up our broken pieces and makes us whole again.