Sunday, October 4, 2009


Sometimes it feels like a cycle in my life - that every so often I am overwhelmed with the suffering around me and find myself in this place of brokenness. Perhaps it is because of the place that I work. Perhaps it is simply the fact that as I get older I become more aware of the things going on around me. Perhaps it is the Lord's way of bringing me to a place of crying out for Him with everything that I am, begging for His Kingdom to come on this Earth as it is in Heaven. Because I have faith in an all-knowing, all-powerful God, I believe that He holds the world in His hands. I will never fully understand why certain things happen here on this Earth, but I hold to the promise that complete restoration will one day come. I place my hope and my trust in Him as my Creator, my Savior, the Prince of Peace, Comforter and Friend to the brokenhearted. And I pray.

I pray that He is all of those things to my friend whose dad died unexpectedly in his sleep last night - to this precious girl who has already dealt with heavy loss in her life and who now has to walk through the pain of losing her Dad.

I pray that He is Healer to my little friends in the hospital tonight. For the one that I have been praying for who is getting worse and on her way to the ICU tonight. For the one who just relapsed after being cancer-free for just a few months. For the ones that seem to have little hope left for a cure. Yes, Lord, even them. Especially them.

I pray that He is Abundant Peace for the two families that took their little girls home on hospice this week.

I pray that He is Lover and Friend to an old friend whose husband recently died, leaving her widowed at 30 years old.

I pray that He is Provider for my friends on the streets in Lima whose needs are many tonight. I pray that He speaks Truth into their hearts loud enough to drown out the lies that the world shouts to them about who they are.

I pray. Believing that You hear me. Believing that You are God Alone. Believing that You are brokenhearted, too. Believing that one day Your Kingdom will come.

For this I pray.

1 comment:

Julie Tiemann said...

I know what you mean - the sadness does seem to overwhelm at time and cycle back out... only to return again. It keeps us on our knees, doesn't it?