Don’t you think some days we just need to be reminded that God loves us?

I have two friends who are going through really rough times right now. Wait. Truthfully, I have way more than two friends walking roughness. It’s just that those two particular friends are at the forefront of my mind at this exact moment.

The circumstances are different for each one of us. An accident, a health problem, a financial issue… the details don’t really matter. The hurt is raw and painful and it’s hard to know what to say to ease another’s burden.

Several times in the past few days I have been in situations where I really should have known what to say. I love God, I believe His promises, I believe He is totally in charge, that nothing takes Him by surprise and that He has a plan to turn our ashes into something beautiful. And yet, when push came to shove and I needed to pull out the perfect words to soothe an aching heart, I had nothing. The words were gone.

I wonder if God did that on purpose. I wonder if I wasn’t meant to have the words, but rather I was meant to listen. To love by simply being there. And to show my friends simply by my presence, that God loves them more than they can ever imagine.

If you’re hurting today or you’re feeling weary, I’m sorry. I still don’t have the words to make it all okay, but I do have these words: God loves you so so SO much!

If your faith is wobbly and you’re having a hard time wrapping your head around that, then let me believe for you. Let me look forward to the good God has planned for you. I promise to continue believing on your behalf, until you’re strong enough to believe for yourself.