Psalm 34:18: The Lord is near to those who have a broken heart, And saves such as have a contrite spirit.

Thought: Near Here

Reflection: our prayers could have the potential of bringing your friend out of the darkness.

The Lord is close to the brokenhearted and saves those who are crushed in spirit.

Life can deal some hard blows. But sometimes our pain is so great that our spirit is crushed. Death of loved ones, terminal illness, tragic accidents- can leave us numb and seemingly without hope. God understands. When we find ourselves in these situations, God draws near to us.

Maybe you know of someone who is going through one of these times right now. That person may not even be able to cry out to God because they are so broken hearted. You, as a friend, should cry out to God on their behalf. Ask God to wrap His loving arms around your friend so that they will feel God’s presence. Ask God to carry them in His arms until they are able to walk again. Pray to God and ask Him to put soothing ointment on their wounds and restore them back to life. Your prayers could have the potential of bringing your friend out of the darkness. You may not see the results of your prayers on this side of heaven, but don’t ever doubt their power.

Prayer: Father, Thank You for being such a loving God. You truly understand our pain and You are a compassionate God. Help me to focus on You during the difficult days and to realize one day You will wipe away all my tears.

“A woman’s heart should be so hidden in God that a man has to seek Him just to find her.”- Maya Angelou . . .