There are not many moments when I find myself nearly suffocated with grief, fear and misunderstanding but tonight is one of them. I saw this post recently and it has rocked me to my core. Keeping in mind that this is in the wake of all the other violence going on throughout the world as well.
I John 5:13
I beg you to hear me tonight. Know my heart and teach me your ways. Be near these families and these children. Help me to be better, to do better, to be more to your children who are hurting. Thank you for this life that you have bestowed on my family and me. Thank you for your sacrifice. I pray that these families efforts are not made in vain but that you hear their cries. Be with your children and this world in these very dark days. Help us who know you be a hope and a light of your love. May others who don't know you realize that even your children struggle with fear, doubt and anger at the way this world is but in spite of these things we trust in your will and your ultimate plan. May your love be my peace and your word be my guide. Father, I thank you that you broke my heart and shook my comfort. May I be reminded that this life you have given me is not one to take for granted but to make a difference and used for a purpose. I pray each day you reveal your heart and purpose for me and my family and pray that we trust you and walk with grace on that path. Be near tonight, Lord. In Jesus name I pray, amen.