Time goes on, yet our hearts ache, our emotions are still raw, and a hundred questions tumbling in our mind. Reality seems so harsh, so real, and so bleak in such a situation where it seems impossible to go on. It seems everyone around us is carrying on with life just fine, but this storm, trial, and heartache has us hurting, hurting with a pain that we never dreamt possible.
My dear fellow brothers and sisters in Christ, my heart aches with you. Our individual trial, storm, or heartache may look completely different, but there is a common bond that binds us, and that is because of Our Heavenly Father, He is the One who cares about each trial we face, and He is the One we must look to, to find Strength and Courage to keep Going. But they who wait for the Lord shall renew their strength; they shall mount up with wings like eagles; they shall run and not be weary; they shall walk and not faint. Isaiah 40:31
To the one who is grieving because of loss, my heart goes out to you. I pray specifically that The Father would bring comfort and healing to your heart and even when the pain and loss seems too great to bear, may these words in Isaiah bring comfort and encouragement to you. When you pass through the waters, I will be with you; and through the rivers, they shall not overwhelm you; when you walk through fire you shall not be burned, and the flame shall not consume you. Isaiah 43:2
And then the words of Paul in Ephesians, wow, what a powerful message of blessing is packed in this short passage. My prayer for you, as you walk through this storm, is that you would be filled with the fullness of God, and that can then be used as a ministry to other hurting souls.❤
That according to the riches of his glory he may grant you to be strengthened with power through his Spirit in your inner being, so that Christ may dwell in your hearts through faith—that you, being rooted and grounded in love, may have strength to comprehend with all the saints what is the breadth and length and height and depth, and to know the love of Christ that surpasses knowledge, that you may be filled with all the fullness of God. Ephesians 3:16-19
And then finally, from the ashes comes beauty, just like the sunshine after the storm. God can use every trial, every hurt, every storm to make something beautiful and Lets give him all the Glory🙌 Now to him who is able to do far more abundantly than all that we ask or think, according to the power at work within us, to him be glory in the church and in Christ Jesus throughout all generations, forever and ever. Amen. Ephesians 3:20-21
And so when the storm seems to be shaking you to the very core, look to the One who will give you strength and Peace. May God’s presence be ever real to you. And he awoke and rebuked the wind and said to the sea, “Peace! Be still!” And the wind ceased, and there was a great calm. Mark 4:39