Showing posts with label struggles. Show all posts
Showing posts with label struggles. Show all posts

Tuesday, January 29, 2013

What Can I Say?

Dear friend of mine, 

I know that you are facing a difficult time in your life. I know that things seem overwhelming, confusing, and hopeless. It can be so hard to see God's hand moving at this time.  I wish that telling you that God is in control would make it all better, but part of faith is choosing to believe even when you don't feel it. My heart aches for you. I truly wish I could take this pain from you or help you through this time. Your burden is on my heart and I will be praying for you. I truly believe in the power of prayer and can see God moving in the lives of others as they face times of trial. I love you and am there for you if you need me. 

-Faith

The last several years have been very turbulent in my life. God has shown me His grace and peace in these times but they were times of great trials. For the last week we have been in a time of peace. It has been a great relief. Sadly, as I am in this time I see all those I love around me in times of pain and disappointment. Some in a situation that I could never imagine. I think that God gives us the grace we need when we are in the times we need it. If I had been able to see all the things that I would have had to deal with I would have been extremely discouraged and not seen any hope. What can you say to a woman who's husband was killed? What can you tell a mother who lost her child? What can you say to someone who has been patiently waiting for the desires of their heart and begin losing hope? I don't know if their are words. All I can think to say is I am sorry. I am sorry you are hurting. I am sorry you have to face this. I think sometimes there aren't words but there is intercessory prayer. I love how scripture says in Romans 8:26 " In the same way, the Spirit helps us in our weakness. We do not know what we ought to pray for, but the Spirit himself intercedes for us through wordless groans." It is like God knows that sometimes our pain is so deep that there are no words for it, just groans. There were times in my life when I couldn't even form words when praying and would just weep and throw myself into God's loving arms.