For His anger is but for a moment, His favor is for life; Weeping may endure for a night, but joy comes in the morning.

Psalm 30:5 NKJV


Midweek thoughts


What do we say?  There are no words.  There is just heartache.  So much heartache.  I can’t imagine the pain that so many parents are going through right now.  I can’t imagine the depth of their heartache.  But I can feel heartache none the less. 

Mine does not compare to theirs.  There is no need to compare.  I believe we are a nation, perhaps a world, that hurts.  So much pain.  So much sorrow.  So much devastation.  Each of us, in our own world, deals with pain, heartache, and sorrow in some form or another at various times in our lives.  This sinful world presents so much hurt, so many tears, so much pain. 

Sometimes our pain overshadows our view.  We begin to think no one understands, no one could understand.  Then we see the news and we realize there are others out there who feel our pain.  There are others out there who are in greater distress then we are at that moment.  Then we feel their pain and ours seems minor.

There is nothing that can be said to stop the tears.  Nothing that will take away the pain and heartache.  The best we can do is be present.  Offer a hug, a shoulder to lean on.  Sometimes just being there while someone cries out their tears is enough.  Just be there, quietly comforting.

There is One who is always there.  Even in our darkest despair, our darkest hour, our darkest heartache.  There is one who will quietly listen to our cries.  He knows our suffering.  He knows our pain.  You see, He gave His life for ours.  His heart broke for each of us.  His heart broke for the separation He would have from His Heavenly Father.  And God’s heart broke.  His heart broke for the pain Jesus would suffer, all for the love of us.  “But God demonstrates His own love toward us, in that while we were still sinners, Christ died for us.” (Romans 5:8 NKJV)

We need to feel our pain.  We need to go through the grieving process, each to the level and in the way that is right for them.  Don’t let anger get in the way.  Christ died for all of us.  Stay focused on Him and His love.  He will take care of the rest.

This life is full of pain and sorrow.  Eternity with Him will be full of love and peace.

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