“The Lord is close to the brokenhearted; He rescues those whose spirits are crushed.” Psalms 34:18
So many hearts are breaking across the world. So much loss and so much hurt. I was looking at this sunset today and I was looking for the beauty that I knew was there. In the midst of our losses, God wants to pull us to Him. Grief seems to go in stages, tho, doesn’t it?
“And the Holy Spirit helps us in our weakness. For example, we don’t know what God wants us to pray for. But the Holy Spirit prays for us with groanings that cannot be expressed in words.” Romans 8:26
I am so thankful to God for the groanings of the Holy Spirit when my mind, my voice, doesn’t have the words. I am thankful that He is there for me to lean on even when my hurt makes me want to pull away. His Grace and patience in the midst of these times is really incredible.
“I lie in the dust; revive me with Your Word.” Psalms 119:25
I find myself asking, what is the beauty that comes after the sunset… God answers and says, Rest.
What an amazing gift I have been given to be adopted into God’s family thru Jesus Christ! The sunset can feel so lonely but the rest will be so complete.
“For all who have entered into God’s rest have rested from their labors…” Hebrews 4:10
We lost a friend to the “sunset” today. My parents left us in July but, the amazing thing that God is showing me in the middle of the pain of loss is that, He is near… all is not lost… there is beauty in the sunset… and there is blessed, peaceful rest.
God, you are truly a good, good Father.