If you are a regular reader, you know I’m going through a challenging time.  And over the past few days, my sadness has increased because of weighty trials some dear friends are walking through. I feel helpless. Void of anything meaningful to do or say to help them. (In fact, one attempt to help wasn’t helpful due to my insensitivity and poor timing.) Tempted to fear for future things.

Then last night at my Community Group someone asked if they could share their own struggles and battles with discouragement.  She didn’t have to be coerced to open up, but volunteered to.  As I watched her humility and the group’s tender care for her, I was aware we were in the presence of our loving, gentle, caring Father.  I watched Him incarnate Himself through a group of flawed, broken people who simply wanted to love a friend. She left encouraged and hopeful.

I did, too. It was edifying and helpful to hear the loving questions and compassionate counsel she received.  The care she received washed over onto me.

Then this morning, someone at the meeting sent me a link (below) to a song I had never heard.

Are you hurting for yourself or someone you love today? Are you experiencing heart-wrenching trials? Is someone you love hurting so badly that only the help of THE Comforter and Wonderful Counselor will suffice?

Listen to this.


He is faithful.  There is hope.  SO grateful.

I’m also grateful for those of you who visit here.  Thanks for giving me a place where I can both gush about my grandchildren and admit I’m hurting.

And if you think of our dear friends who are hurting this week, please say a prayer. God knows their situation and will lead you. Thank you!

2 thoughts on “joy.will.come

  1. Sheree, you and your blog as such a blessing to me. I look forward to reading them everyday. And when I can’t get to read it everyday, I look forward to catching up on the ones I’ve missed. That happened this week. Your blog on Romans 8:28 resounded so loudly with me. After reading it on Wednesday morning and meditating upon the verse and your blog, I went to BSF and was able to share your wisdom with my class as we discussed challenges in our lives. There was even a radio sermon on Romans 8:28 on the way home. I’ve been struggling with a particular issue over the past year and more and more God is showing me that He has it under control and always has had it under control. I just need to trust Him with it. Thank you for sharing. You are in my prayers everyday. AM

    • Thank you for hind encouragement and especially for your prayers. You are not alone in your struggles or in the promised help, comfort and power of God. I am stopping to pray for you!

      Sent from my iPad

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