Yesterday night as my family was praying, holding hands, all eyes closed, head bowed, got me thinking how this earth is filled with so much pain, hurt, and sorrow. We didn’t pray much for our need because we are so grateful for everything. We prayed for hurting family, friends who are sick with cancer, friends who are struggling to get by each day, wondering which bills to pay first. It was heart wrenching to the point I felt a grip on my heart. I could barely swallow. My heart grieved, it pounded so fast as if tears started dripping out of my heart.
My mind trying to grasp all that is going in our surrounding in HOPE that God will rescue all people and deliver us. I don’t know about you, but anytime I hear bad news about a close loved one or friends my heart sinks, eyes filled with tears and my world stops turning for 60 seconds and I lose sight of who God is for that moment. It’s so easy to forget who He is in the midst of our pain, isn’t it?
We all want our close loved one to experience peace, joy, contentment, and enjoy life to its fullest. I know I do. However, I need to remember to hand over my grief, broken heart, and my tears into His loving hands, making sure I don’t carry it with me. Beauty for ashes. Psalm 56:8 – You keep track of all my sorrows. You have collected all my tears in your bottle. You have recorded each one in your book. Tears are seeds that’s being deeply planted into His soil so it may reap a wonderful harvest.
Let’s trust God during these hard times. Your tears, heart aches, brokenness, pains, trials are being sown! In God’s timing He will do what is right and not what we want Him to do. But during these trying times He will take us by our hands and walk with us, His arms around our shoulders to comfort us. He will never walk away leaving us to ourselves. We just need to trust in Him. His arms are wide open and waiting for us to walk right up to Him in brokenness so we can accept every good thing He has for us.
Hear my prayer, O LORD, and give ear to my cry; Do not be silent at my tears; Psalm 39:12