It would be so easy just to pack my bags and sit here under the tree of sadness, but I'm being prodded to move and make a difference in the lives of those who are here. Jesus tells us He will never leave us nor forsake us. He will always be with us. We need to take this word to those in our lives who have no hope.
Jesus suffered every pain that we have, when He died on the cross. He fully and completely understands our deepest, darkest moments. As we walk through the valley of darkness, He carries us. He came to this earth with one intent - to set us free. Free from all things that bind us. Free from addictions. Free from fear. Free from depression. Free from anxiety.
He is here. He waits in love. He holds out His hands for us. We don't have to do it alone.
He feels the pain of our loss, but He holds us. Steady. Never to let us go. Never to let us slip through His fingers. As the rain pours from the heavens and the lightning and thunder dance in the sky, it almost feels like heaven is crying tonight.