I sit back and watch life go by. I cry while reading about the suffering of people I don’t even know. I hurt with them, and for them. What is worse, I imagine I am them. My tears make reading hard. The hurt makes praying essential.
People hurting people.
Loss of job, friend, spouse, children…dreams destroyed.
Children being abused, molested and even killed.
Elderly being neglected.
The list of things people face seems endless. The sun still rises…the birds still sing…how? My heart is heavy so how can the earth still turn and daily routines go on?
Hope. Our lifeline. It is what keeps us going. Tomorrow will be better.
People I care about are facing mountains that seem to be impossible to climb above or get around. I have no words of comfort, no soothing comments or sayings. I cry for them, and I pray that my YHVH would comfort and strengthen them. A Mom is angry over the hurt that has befallen her child. A family mourns the loss of their beloved Dad. A woman living with the fear of hearing her doctor say she has cancer. I can’t fix any of it. I have no solutions. No answers. I can only sit her and pray as the tears fall and drip off my face.
What lesson am I learning? Life is but a vapor. We are not promised tomorrow, or today, or joy and happiness. We are to be overcomers. To walk by faith. To trust in our Creator. To make a difference with each moment we have. Importantly, we need to learn it is not all about us. Embrace each moment we have and find something good in it.
Your job making your miserable? Wow…be thankful you have a job and can support your family. Many don’t and can’t.
I just watched a show, Chasing Life…one thing hit me…you can not live until you know you are dying. Wow. That will change the way you see everything. You will learn to be thankful for each day. You will learn to enjoy putting a smile on someones face, to brighten their life, if even for only a moment. To give a hug, to listen, to be silly, to walk in the rain to watch the beautiful light show in the sky during a storm.
Do not merely exist. Embrace each day and do the best you can with it, casting all you cares upon YHVH. He can carry your burdens. He knows you. He loves you.
This pinball game going on in my mind has me looking at things differently. I have not pieced it all together yet, but my thoughts have bounced around so much and I see that some of the bad things that we blame on God, well, they are because we disobey His Word.
Do you remember the story of King David? The one where he lusted after a woman that was taking a bath. Remember when the baby was sick? David fasted and prayed for his life. The baby died. Why? He was a man after God’s heart.
Life is precious, a gift to be lived.