There is no simple response to the pain. No words fill the deep void for the unexplainable loss. Life is not fair. This weekend, a friend of mine lost a co-worker unexpectedly to a brain aneurysm. This weekend, I also lost a co-worker unexpectedly. In what should have been a joyous occasion, she lost her life while giving birth.
No words can fill these deep crevices of pain.
To say, I will be praying is true, but as I prayed, I confessed to God….what am I supposed to pray? Yes, for comfort. But peace? What peace is there in these types of situations?
Times like this we must lean. Lean into one another. Lean into the people God has placed in our lives. Lean into people to uphold us, to keep us strong. And most importantly, although we do not understand, we lean into God.
The world is a broken place. During the sermon yesterday at church, the minister quoted John 16:33…These things I have spoken to you, that in Me you may have peace. In the world you will have trials and sorrows, but take heart, I have overcome the World.
Life is not promised to be perfect or painless. I believe God hurts when we hurt. I believe this because He loves us. I can’t try to understand why this stuff happens. I can only lean….lean into others, lean into Christ.
Life promises no one another moment. Hug your children. Love your family and friends. Forgive people. Forgive yourself.
Today is another day. It may be a day filled with unexplainable loss as in these situations. I don’t know your story, but I do know that God is in the midst of our lives.
I have to believe this. When nothing else makes sense, I have to cling to my faith that He is walking through these difficult times with us.