It's amazing to me what some individuals and families are asked to endure.
a chronically ill child.
a terminally ill loved one.
perpetual financial issues.
the fallout of abuse.
lifelong mental illness.
betrayals in marriage, work, family, ministries.
My heart breaks for people I know facing the day to day, exhausting grind of job loss, faithless spouses, wayward children, loneliness, addictions and despair. Like the Psalmist, I cry out How long to sing this song? How long? Yet, like Jeremiah I'm reminded that because of God's deep love for us, His mercies are new every day and His faithfulness is indeed great. And with Paul I can confess and cling to the fact that because Jesus became a sacrificial lamb for me, nothing can separate me from God's love. Nothing.
May you, who are exhausted, despairing and feel like darkness is winning and you can barely hold on, may you know the Truth that God's love never fails.
And if you're not sure, I'd love to talk to you about it...firstname.lastname@example.org