I woke early with a heaviness on my heart for someone I love so deeply. To see firsthand the pain that one person’s actions can inflict on so many others is almost unbearable.
And I feel helpless.
But God Who is so gracious knows all. And while we do not always understand what appears to be silence on His end, we can be assured of His promise to never leave or forsake us. Hebrews 13:5-6…
Keep your life free from love of money, and be content with what you have, for he has said, “I will never leave you nor forsake you.” So we can confidently say, “The Lord is my helper; I will not fear; what can man do to me?”
We do not comprehend all that is going on behind the scenes. Maybe the safest place for us to be is right where we are. Maybe He is preparing a way out. Maybe we need to learn something. Or, maybe He’s working on the other side of our problem.
But we should never doubt His love or His presence. I have been presented with this over and over and over again. Doubt leads to so many negatives. It is not conducive to a good or godly life.
The pain is very real. And God Almighty has numbered every tear. He absolutely knows our pain. Sometimes we have to be our strongest in our weakest moments. As impossible as that may seem at the moment, we still need to function as others depend on us. We need to pull our strength from God.
I can do all this through him who gives me strength.
He gives strength to the weary and increases the power of the weak.
2 Corinthians 12:9
But he said to me, “My grace is sufficient for you, for my power is made perfect in weakness.” Therefore I will boast all the more gladly about my weaknesses, so that Christ’s power may rest on me.
2 Corinthians 12:10
That is why, for Christ’s sake, I delight in weaknesses, in insults, in hardships, in persecutions, in difficulties. For when I am weak, then I am strong.
But I will sing of your strength, in the morning I will sing of your love; for you are my fortress, my refuge in times of trouble.
My prayer today is for strength. Strength for all those who feel weak. This is the time remember God’s promises. This is the time to find comfort in the arms of Jesus. He will lift you to higher ground. Keep the faith. And be ever so grateful. ♥️