Hebrews 3:13 "3But encourage one another daily, as long as it is called Today, so that none of you may be hardened by sin's deceitfulness." (NIV)
Wow.....there are so many things going on with people. It's not good. For the past 3 days, I have watched as trials and tribulations mounted on those around me. Especially those whom I love. It's heartbreaking to see this. Why does is seem like those who follow God have it the hardest?
I have been involved with some serious group praying for these 3 days. Which is why the above scripture spoke to me. I know in the things we all go through, we are to go to God with them. We are to cling and lean on God. Not on our own understanding. But even though this is what we do, we still need others around to help us as well. A support system, if you will. Those to be there when we just can't seem to make it. When we struggle to even form words out of our mouths. God is already there. He knows what we say or think even before we do.
I look at the reason we are going through what we are going through and know it is because we are His chosen. He chose us and therefore it starts the process of making us like Him. No way is any of it easy. There are times when we think we can't go on, that we can't make it. But God gets us through it. As I watch others around me, I see that what they are going through, I have been through. I know exactly how they are feeling. I know their pain....their fear....but I also know that God will help them through it. Because He helped me. As long as we grab, grasp, seek, search....for Him, He will, in due time, give us that peace that surpasses all understanding.
My heart feels so heavy. I feel so deeply for them. I wish they didn't have to go through what they are going through, but then if they didn't how else would they draw closer to God?
Psalm 147:3 "3 He heals the brokenhearted and binds up their wounds."
I know this because He did this for me. My prayer is for all those who are hurting. Physically, mentally, spiritually.......that God will heal them. He will do it....... Just trust and believe....He will do it.