Thursday, July 22, 2010
A prayer request...
There is grief and loss in my family today. It is all I can think of, but I know of nothing to do to help, except that I am finding comfort in holding on to these scriptures, so I will share them with you.
Psalms 34:18 "The Lord is near to the brokenhearted, and saves those who are crushed in spirit."
Psalms 27:13-14 "I would have despaired unless I had believed that I would see the goodness of the Lord in the land of the living. Wait for the Lord; be strong, and let your heart take courage; Yes, wait for the Lord."
2 Corinthians 1:3-4 "Praise be to the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of compassion and the God of all comfort, who comforts us in all our troubles, so that we can comfort those in any trouble with the comfort we ourselves have received."
I am asking that you will pray for my sister and her family, who have lost their youngest son in a car accident. He was a young man of faith and he brought joy to their family. His loss is like a light gone out much too soon. I know he is just fine where he is now, but his family, especially my sister, will be devastated by this grief. Please pray for their comfort. Pray that they will be surrounded by those who will comfort them with Godly comfort, the only kind that can possibly heal such a loss. Pray that God will restore them to His abundant life after this time of grief. Pray that Satan will not use this time of grief to take advantage of them; they are all people of strong faith, so he will be watching for weakness. Pray that they will hold on tightly to God and to the comforters He surrounds them with, and especially to the One He has sent to fill their spirits with.
Thank you for your prayers on my family's behalf.