I am wrecked I cannot find the way off the floor.
These days, they are relentless pounding in the noise of shame and doubt.
Failure and regrets.
If not now then when, when will I see that I am not meant to forge these days alone.
For the silence reverberates that I am alone.
But it is the sounds of birds chirping that you use.
You speak to my lonely, my sorrowful weaken state and say,
Oh my child you are not alone for if even the birds have each other in the wild then how much more do I have you right where I AM.
Yes, the great I AM speaks to me calls to me.
I dare not move from the prostrate place He has come to, for fear I might miss place Him
because lets face it it is my doing when God seems gone.
For in our heartache we drive ourselves into isolation when it is communion that we crave and need to travel through the heartache. Our troubles draw us away often and find us leaning on ourselves but what good is faith without works.
The hard work is knowing that there is none not one who has not suffered at one time or another.
Two are better than one because they have a good return for their efforts. For if either falls, his companion can lift him up; but pity the one who falls without another to lift him up.
What then shall we say or do, when loved ones suffer or anyone finds strife as their new way of life? We take faith as small as a mustard seed and come along side one another.
Having the courage to speak out in our heartache reveals that we are not alone that there are others all around us and in our speaking out we find comfort in the words and stories of others.
We are reminded that God has designed us to thrive and not whither away in the desert of isolation.
Then they sat on the ground with him seven days and nights, but no one spoke a word to him because they saw that his suffering was very intense.
We need no words to give comfort nor do we need answers. We just need be willing.
Heavenly father I offer a prayer for the lonely and the isolated may you refresh their eyes to see you and give them ears to hear you. Let the weight of today be lighter by a kind gesture of time and companion. You are near to the broken hearted and you give strength to the weak. Thank you lord that you do not ask that we forego our sorrows but instead our heartache reveals more of our need for you. May we bring a song of thanksgiving in our heartache in anticipation of the coming glory of our Lord. Let us be people bearing with one another only offering what we ourselves have received from heaven above.
In Christ name amen