Apr 11, 2012
God is our refuge and strength....a very present help!
He is 19 now,away in San Diego at Boot Camp for the U.S. Marines! I got my first letter from him and cried. My heart broke to read that he had been very sick,but thrilled to read that he was attending Sunday Services and they were keeping him going through each week. He is a strong young man,God is with him and he will endure the task before him.
My heart is very heavy this morning for a family associated with our church. Their son took his own life yesterday,he too was 19 years old. What must these parents and other family members be going through,what overwhelming grief and agony most be tearing at their hearts this morning....I cannot even imagine!
May God and his loving mercy cover them and carry them through this most difficult time in their lives. May his Holy Spirit bring peace and comfort to their souls.May they reach out to him and receive strength from all his resources....he knows better than anyone what it is to have a son died in agony. His heart too was grieved when he gave his only begotten.
Psalms 46:1 God is our refuge and strength,a very present help in time of trouble.
What do those that don't have his ever present help do in their times of trouble? I do not understand how they manage life at all. Had it not been for God...I would be a woman most miserable in this life! My life has had much suffering but,I haven't had to endure the loss of a child or grandchild...my heart goes out to all those who have...God grant them mercy...Amen.