Monday, May 2, 2016

Falling apart

Someone's life is falling apart today. Probably every single day you come in contact with at least one person whose life is in the process of unraveling at the seams. Someone just lost a loved one.... someone just found out the cancer is back... someone just found out her spouse is cheating on her.... someone was just arrested, had their car repossesed, lost a job. Right now at least one of your FB friends is struggling through one of the hardest things they've ever faced.... maybe you know about it.... maybe you don't.... but someone you know has a shattered heart....

So what to do? How do you help?

1. Pray for that person.  If you don't know a person who is currently struggling with a deep, deep tragedy then just pray anyways.  God knows each and every travesty.... and He can work even if you don't know WHO you're praying for.

2. Ask God to make you more sensitive to the subtle signs that someone is REALLY hurting.  A quiver in a voice,  averted eyes that are filling with tears... Ask Him to reveal to you those who need you to reach out to them. And then be brave enough to REACH OUT.

3. Be just a lil bit kinder to everyone you encounter today.  Wouldn't you rather be unexpectedly kind to someone who doesn't deserve it than unintentionally harsh to someone who is teetering on the brink of a dark, dark cavern?

If it's you.... if you're the one falling apart... would you consider telling me? I would count it a privilege to pray you through this trial. But even if you can't muster up the courage to tell me about it, don't worry.... cuz I'm praying for every one of you whose life is falling apart tonight, and He knows your name and your struggle.

I urge you, first of all, to pray for all people. Ask God to help them; intercede on their behalf, and give thanks for them.
1 Timothy 2:1

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