Oh my…how my heart breaks. As a former teacher I know that there were always several drills we had to practice. Tornadoes, storms, all of which could be horrible….but an intruder drill is most certainly something we never wanted to have to apply.
Lord, oh Lord…be with the families of those involved. Be with those who have lost their children, their friends, their relatives. How my heart aches for them…..
With a heavy heart…but knowing our encouragement comes from Jesus Christ~we know that indeed~
“The LORD is close to the brokenhearted and saves those who are crushed in spirit.” Psalm 34:18
I simply cannot explain how important this verse is to me or the reasons. Just trust me when I say it has held significant meaning for years and still does. As I re-read my journals from years gone by, I am reminded again and again just how faithful He is…..and how He is the God of Restoration, Redemption and Renewal.
I had never read the Amplified version of this verse until today. And like my Abba Father, it means so much to me on this very day, seeing it from this perspective. I am simply amazed and grateful. Don’t ever give up my friends. In our eyes He may not appear to be listening…..but He always is.
~Be Encouraged Today~
I had another post scheduled for today. But with all that is going on in our world right now and with the heaviness of my heart, it has changed. Continue reading Prayer and “Matthew”