So much sorrow in the world. So much pain and suffering. Not only from terrorists and evil forces, but just in everyday living. We all have loved ones we ache for.
My pastor's wife recently shared a truth with me that has helped me walk through the shadow of death with my mother-in- law. My husband also faces serious health issues. Sometimes I feel like my life revolves around suffering and death.
"Hold your hands out, palms up and say, 'Father, I receive the strength and the grace you have already provided for me for this situation,' instead of continually asking. It's alright to ask, but we also need to receive!"
This is especially helpful when my faith is not so strong, and the tears have taken over. Now I am seeing the Father's hand at work. Prayers are being answered, and faith grows. Not just in me, but in those I pray for too.
May Daddy God, Abba Father, put his truth in your mouth as you do the work and study his word! May he bless you and your loved ones mightily!