From the devotional archives – July 9, 2017

Dear Lord,
There’s a lot of pain all around me today.
Some is very close and some far away. Some is personal and some touches people I’ll never know. Some is easy to see and some remains buried deep within the soul.
I confess, Lord, it’s tempting to pretend all this pain is not there. Or run away and hide from it. Or just be overwhelmed to the point of helplessness.
But I know that’s not want You want. So help me get over me enough so I can face it. Fill me with the strength and power of Your love. Put me with those I can help. Help me love until the pain stops hurting. And in the process, allow me the privilege of seeing You like never before.
This is my prayer offered in humility, hope and trust.