Friday, October 12, 2007

Tears and Prayers


Sometimes it all seems to happen at once. These last couple weeks have been filled with a lot of fun and joy and yet also (this week especially) has been so filled with tears. My heart just hurts for so many reasons. I know one reason is finding out the news that once again our children are not coming home soon and our hopes of having them home with us this year are just depleted. I can't explain what that does to you but I know that others in our shoes understand that kind of pain. But way beyond that news it just has been a week of so much pain from so many directions. So many people I care about are also struggling this week with frustrating to devastating events. Children sick and hurting, precious lives lost, families separated, really sweet children's hearts being broken... the list just goes on and on. It just seems like too much at once. My eyes cry tears for our frustration and for so much pain others are dealing with. My heart cries out to God to deliver those who can be delivered, peace for those to accept and heal from things that can not be changed, and for those who feel like they have lost hope to find their hope renewed in Him.
One friend wrote to me today in an email sharing her families painful news and she wrote:
It just seems as if Satan is out to devour the emotional peace of God's people and I WON'T GIVE HIM THE SATISFACTION!
Right on friend I'm with you!


To my friends that have shared their heartaches with me please know I am praying for you. Isn't it great to know at times like this:

"For we know that all things work together for good to them that love God." --Rom. 8:28

We may not see the purpose or understand now but we can trust in the God who never fails us.

3 comments:

Beka said...

My thoughts and prayers are with you in your time of grieving, my friend. You are an inspiration to me each day because you show the love of God even in the midst of your own sorrow and tears.
I love you even though I have yet to meet you in person. My heart hurts with you and I am supporting you in prayer!
Beka

Julie@Shanan Trail said...

Angela,

I am so sorry you are feeling discouraged ~ know that my prayers are carrying you to the very throne of God.

I wanted to let you know I shared your video on my blog today. You do great work!

Alexandria Henderson. said...

I got on my blog to try and write today and I really didn't have anything to say. I wasn't even sure why I got on and just when I was about to sign off I saw "comments" highlighted and there was your note to me. Thank you so much my sweet friend. Your words were such an encouragement to me. I'm sorry to read that you are also grieving today and I pray that God would bring your children home soon.

Thank you for being the encouragement I needed just now when I felt like all I wanted to do was cry more bucketfuls. I felt very loved and cared for by you and I really appreciate it so very much.

Much love,

Alex