You know that feeling of being on the verge of breaking? Feeling like everything around you is collapsing into chaos? Knowing that you can do absolutely nothing? That’s how I’ve felt for the last few weeks…my heart breaks for the family waiting to see if their loved one has cancer; for the family who had to bury their teenage son; for the young family who has endured more in one week of their son’s new life than most people have to deal with in 10 years; for the family who is looking at a very uncertain future. I’m not sure my heart can take much more…I ache to be able to fix all of the problems…soothe all the hurts. But in these cases, there is nothing I can do. Nothing but pray, trusting in the faithfulness and sovereignty of God.
I ‘happened’ upon this article this morning. It’s crazy how God provides for us even in the little ways. I read this article knowing that it was from God, for me…a helpful and timely reminder that He knows the sufferings of this world better than anyone, and through joys and suffering, He is the one that holds us. The excerp below is from the article. It’s short and worth the read if you have a few minutes.
We can trust our Lord no matter what suffering we may endure because he has already endured it for us. He will help us until the day he returns. Until that day, we must hope in the Lord as we lift our voices to bless the name of the One who gives and takes. We will remember that our lives are hidden with Christ in God. When Christ who is our life appears, then we will also appear with him in glory. http://thegospelcoalition.org/blogs/tgc/2013/10/10/how-the-ayres-family-buried-their-8-children/