Yesterday I received the heart breaking news that the husband of a very dear friend has passed away. She and I have known each other for 63 years, and I'm totally heartbroken for her. I can't quit crying I hurt so badly for her.
“My soul is weary with sorrow; strengthen me according to your word.”—Psalm 119:28 (NIV)
I want to reach out to my dear friend and hold her in my arms, but an entire country separates us. I want to make it “all right”; but I know deep inside that it will never again be “all right”—not the same way it was. Life will never be the same, BUT I know that life can be filled with joy again. Life can have a new meaning. Life can once again be fulfilling. I want to tell her that time won’t heal this wound, but faith in Jesus is the way to find healing.
“Be strong and of good courage; do not be afraid, nor be dismayed, for the Lord your God is with you wherever you go.”—Joshua 1:9 (NKJV)
Right now, all I can do for my dear friend is “PRAY without ceasing”—1 Thessalonians 5:17 (KJV), for I know that prayer changes things, prayer is where we find comfort, grace and strength to face trials and tribulations.
Please join me in praying for Kathy as she faces this difficult time.