Two young people that are dear to me are dealing with very difficult things.
My heart hurts for them and their parents. I try to put myself in their place and imagine all they are thinking and wonder what in the world I could say to comfort them. There is nothing, absolutely nothing at this point. We are cut down again. Only the hope of Jesus can rescue us from this pit.
Yesterday gave some blessings.
A long walk with a dear friend and encouraging conversation.
Attending a long awaited concert at school, watching sweet students I know and hearing uplifting music performed so well.
Yesterday made it clear to me once again that life is filled with ups and downs. As if we could ever forget. There is pain and sorrow and prayer. There is joy and appreciation in little things. There are praises to God the Father.
A friend posted a video clip from last night's concert this morning and I was reminded in the song, "Bridge Over Troubled Water" that pain is all around. But we can be the bridge for someone. We can appeal to the Father on their behalf. Encourage them with hugs and scripture. Do what you do best for them.
BE A BRIDGE
This passage from Ephesians 3 continues to be my go-to scripture this year. May you find hope in it: