All of us, at some moment in our lives have been in a place where our breath has been taken away. In those moments, we hope that things would change or we could go back to a place where we didn’t feel the hurt.
This is a broken world, but we can be restored through love, hope and joy… through Him.
We are not meant to understand the “why’s”, but I do believe we are meant to experience these moments in our lives. They build us, they help us realize the love we have deep inside for a friend, a family member, and these moments give us hope for the better.
Many years ago I read a book by Viktor E. Frankl, Man’s Search for Meaning. The book provides a snapshot of the experiences of this amazing holocaust survivor.
He says, “When we are no longer able to change a situation, we are challenged to change ourselves.”
We cannot control what happens in this life, all we can control is how we respond. I am reminded of this daily.
The child that has to endure another chemo treatment.
I can support the family through prayer, and provide a meal to help ease the pain.
The mother who doesn’t know how long she is here.
Be an ear, listen, give my heart and pray.
The friend that just lost their job.
Support, love, and give where I can. Pray.
Children a world away that have to live without clean water.
Ask myself, can I spare $40 a month? Can I sponsor this child? Pray for sunshine for this child.
The mother, father, father in law, mother in law that are ageing, changing, that we love so much.
Pick up the phone, extend yourself, help where you can, live, love fully and pray.
Balancing family and life demands, looking for help.
Pray for prioritization, refocus, pause, breathe. PRAY.