1. A sharp, sudden physical pain. See Synonyms at pain.
2. A mental or emotional pain: a twinge of guilt.
verb. twinged, twing·ing, twing·es
Yesterday as I drove home late from work, I reflected on what a good day it had been. I had ended work on a good note with two jolly (only word to describe them) security guards happily walking me to my creepy car park in the basement. Their joy and friendly manner in escorting me had left me with a smile on my face.
As I pulled up at the traffic lights near my house, smile still on my face, I saw a young couple walking along the street laughing and cuddling. Then I felt it…that ‘twinge’. That little pang of deep sadness that echoed in my heart and made it ache. As the light went green and I continued home, I resolved that it was ok to acknowledge a moment of sadness over the things I long for but that have not yet come to pass. So long as the moment was just that, a moment.
We all have ‘twinges’, wether they be sadness, regret or a little bit of guilt. The trick is to acknowledge the feeling and then give it to God to deal with. If we keep dwelling on them we allow those feelings to fester and take root which can lead to bitterness and a hard heart. Instead, we should dwelling on the truth found in God’s word:
Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding; in all your ways submit to him, and he will make your paths straight.
For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the Lord, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.
Just a little thought for today! Keep on keeping on my friends and don’t for get to smile! xo