We have been surrounded by a lot of trying and heartbreaking circumstances. Sharing tears with friends and family about losses that will never be restored. At least not in this life.
Scripture tells us to weep with those who weep. This helps us consider our life and how quickly our rejoicing could turn to mourning. We are not promised tomorrow. We’ve all heard it said, but it takes walking with those who have suffered the loss of their loved ones to realize the depths of pain that will follow them until their final days.
There is one word that keeps me grounded in tumultuous times; Stay.
Scripture also tells us to stay the course and endure hardship until the end. Possible? Yes. Easy? By no means.
This takes the grace of God through Jesus Christ who endured suffering to make a way for us to find comfort in ours.
I am sobered by those whom I love who are suffering. How I wish I could make it better for them. But I can’t. All I can do is stay committed to my marriage, my friends, my family and weep with them. And…
Keep traditions and memories alive, because this speaks volumes of love to a broken heart.
I may be rambling a bit. But I’m processing as I write.
I am called to stay and pray. Who in your life needs your staying presence to endure the road ahead? It may be your spouse. If so, ask God to provide help to stay close, stay committed and stay engaged. This is what marriage is made of and it’s what matters most for it mirrors the character of God in whose image we are made.