It’s been a week.
Not just because my head hurts, but an emotional one. For reasons I’m not free to discuss openly online, my heart is breaking. Those I love are going through unimaginably emotionally painful circumstances.
And there is nothing I can do.
Of course, I am praying. And I know it is the best I can do under any circumstance. However, it doesn’t feel like much when you watch someone’s world fall apart and you know they don’t know Jesus.
Prayers & Tears
I am crying out at the foot of the cross, but that doesn’t stop the tears from coming. It doesn’t soothe the ache in my heart. And in the midst of it all, I’m reminded of the shortest verse in all of Scripture.
Jesus wept.John 11:35
Jesus cried when Lazarus died. He wept for His loved one. Even knowing He was going to raise him from the dead, Jesus still cried.
And I think that’s important.
While I’ve been praying and crying this week, that’s what I’ve been clinging to. I know Jesus is the pain-taker. I know He is the ultimate answer. I pray that He would step into the situation and heal the hearts of those involved. But in the meantime, I think it’s okay to cry for what we’ve lost.Prayer is powerful, but tears are okay, too… Click To Tweet
Because Jesus is the answer, I chose Tiffany’s post to feature this week. She wrote about how personal revival can lead to unity in the church. It’s a great post, and I highly encourage you to hop on over and check it out.
And Tiffany, thanks for linking up your post with Grace & Truth. You are more than welcome to grab the “I’ve Been Featured” button for your post so your readers can celebrate with you.
Now For This Week’s Link Up!
Let’s bless and encourage one another in our walk with the Lord…
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