Tuesday, January 13, 2015

One Who Comforts

I went to bed feeling incredibly sad last night.  And I woke up with this heaviness over my heart this morning too.  It has to do with the burden I feel for people who are going through very difficult times. 

A friend is reliving a past nightmare this entire week.  Another lost her adult son in a car accident last night.  Another is dealing with issues with her heart and still another has different health issues.  My heart hurts for them all and yet, there is nothing I can do to relieve the pain.

I was reminded of these verses:

Psalm 34:17-18 (NIV) ~

The righteous cry out, and the Lord hears them;
    he delivers them from all their troubles.
The Lord is close to the brokenhearted
    and saves those who are crushed in spirit.

There is one who can bring comfort and peace.  He draws near to those going through difficult times.  He truly is the only one who can relieve the pain of those who suffer.  He is the one who brings hope.

For that I am thankful today.