After the news sunk in, her dreams seemed to be slipping out of what little power she possessed to make them happen. She escaped to a room to be alone and sank to the floor sobbing. She weakly grabbed an empty plastic bag. Could she really be so upset that she was going to be sick? Her tears overtook her again. God, are you there?
A thought came into her mind, and she knew it wasn’t hers. I am bottling every one of your tears.
He sat staring at nothing, his head in his hands. He had been reflecting on his life and was dissatisfied at what he saw. Making the next sale was his bottle. He felt empty, depressed, lonely. He shot up from his seat in an unresolved effort to stop the madness, and walked swiftly toward the door. He stopped short, and pounded his fist on the wall before sinking his head in his hands again. Why do I keep making the same wrong choices? God, do you see my life?
Somehow he could see that he wasn’t alone. My strength is provided for you.
Her father had left when she was just a baby, and now the news that her mother had died cut her fragile heart. The girl sat shivering, but the room was warm. Did anyone really understand how she felt? She lifted woeful eyes to the ceiling, and quickly down again. She paused, and looked up again. God, if you’re there, will you take away this ache?
She felt a sudden, comforting warmth. I am mending your broken heart.
What about your life? Do you wonder if God hears you? Do you know He listens to each sigh of your heart? Do you know He is holding you in the palm of His hand? (Isaiah 40:12)
He is here.
Sometimes you just have to counsel yourself. Or remind yourself, because we sometimes forget. His promises are for you, at this moment:
Come to Me, all you who labor and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest. Matthew 11:28 NKJV
For I, the Lord your God, will hold your right hand, Saying to you, ‘Fear not, I will help you.’ Isaiah 41:13 NKJV
Casting all your care upon Him, for He cares for you. 1 Peter 5:7 NKJV
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