Photo by Sharon Swing, Co-Author of Listen To My Life: Maps for Recognizing and Responding to God in My Story
“When two or three are gathered because of me, you can be sure that I’ll be there.” Matthew 18:21 MSG
In the midst of tragic world events and especially those we don’t understand, it’s easy to get caught up in the media coverage. I wonder what would happen if we spent the same amount of time praying as we do watching the news or we let the news be our reminder to bow our heads before a heavenly Father who cares, who captures each tear and who understands beyond measure.
When tragedy or loss or uncertainty comes your way, what’s the first thing you run to? Scripture says to gather together with other believers in the name of our God and pray. And the best part is that our Father then promises that He will be there in the midst of whatever has come our way. In that place of deep hurt and loss, His presence is enough.
Let’s challenge ourselves this week to move in prayer toward the One true hope giver, peace maker, tear holder, soul soother.