The news in my town and stories from friends has prompted me to write a little word of encouragement to you today. In the past week I have heard of a man that lost his job coming home and killing his wife, a thirty something woman overdosing on drugs, people scared out of their minds because of the swine flu and this week alone we have suffered the most intense casualties in Afghanistan. It is easy to become so consumed by what is going on around us that we loss perspective and hope.
We have to remember that the Bible says that in the world we will have trouble but God has overcome the world.
This passage may gives us direction and hope:
The LORD upholds all those who fall and lifts up all who are bowed down.
The eyes of all look to you, and you give them their food at the proper time.
You open your hand and satisfy the desires of every living thing.
The LORD is righteous in all his ways and loving toward all he has made.
The LORD is near to all who call on him, to all who call on him in truth.
From the rooftop:
The Lord will pick you up if you fall
If you bow to Him He will raise you up
The Lord will give each one of us all we need when our eyes stay on Him
The Lord is near
Are you broken hearted, defeated, discouraged, aimless or without hope?
Dear friend bow your knee and lift your eye toward heaven and call out to the One that made you, God Himself. Share your heart with Him. He will hear you and he will comfort you and give you the direction you need.
I am praying for you.
I love you,