How does one survive the heart aches and the pain of loss? An 11 year old’s body is found in the woods after months of searching. Nineteen firefighters are caught in a hellish inferno with no escape, and their families and loved ones mourn. A woman is left alone after her husband of many years dies. Such pain and anguish fill the hearts!
God, only You have the ability to help them through this time. Only You see into their hearts and souls, know their thoughts and pains. Only You are capable of bringing ashes into beauty again. Only You can comfort. You are the loving Father who can hold them and speak to the hearts. Cradle them in your love Lord!
Isaiah 61:2-4 (AMP)
2 . . . to comfort all who mourn,
3 To grant [consolation and joy] to those who mourn
in Zion—to give them an ornament (a garland or diadem) of beauty instead of ashes, the oil of joy instead of mourning,
the garment [expressive] of praise instead of a heavy, burdened, and failing spirit—
that they may be called oaks of righteousness [lofty, strong, and magnificent, distinguished for uprightness, justice, and right standing with God], the planting of the Lord, that He may be glorified.
Father God, You are the loving Father who desires the best for your children. But You have an enemy who stalks the children of earth trying to bring them down; he hates You Lord, so he hurts Your children. His goal is to steal them away, and he’ll use any cruel method he can to do it. But Lord, to those who accept Your Son Jesus into their lives, You will protect them and help them through any calamity. You indwell them to lead and guide them keeping them from the trouble spots.
2 Samuel 22:18-20(NKJV)
18 He delivered me from my strong enemy,
From those who hated me;For they were too strong for me.
19 They confronted me in the day of my calamity,
But the Lord was my support.
20 He also brought me out into a broad place;
He delivered me because He delighted in me.
Father God, when Your kids learn to trust You, life is sweet not bitter. O Lord God, mighty Creator, King of Kings, be a force of goodness and truth in our lives. Let Your light of love shine though us, that others will desire to have You too! Guide us in helping the brokenhearted.