God cries with you through your tough times
Lord, when tough circumstances come
When we feel we are going two steps forward, three steps back
When the hits just keep coming and never stop
For those fighting to keep their heads above water and drowning
Those beset by changes in their life that stall their dreams
Seem to thwart their plans
Illness strikes and does not wane, but gets worse, much worse
The blue skies turn grey
You don’t know what you will face tomorrow
You have been given a diagnosis that you can’t absorb
The spouse who loved you for many years dies far too young
Your teenager is caught in a downward spiral of addiction
You’ve lost your job
You’re working three jobs to pay your student loans
Your husband or wife loses their job
The bank sends a letter of foreclosure on your home
Your medical costs keep rising because your government won’t cover all the medications and treatments you need
An online support group you got involved in begins to disband as life comes crashing down around some of your members
You feel this crushing weight that won’t go away
You pray, read your Bible and pray until you are all prayed out
You have run dry, empty, feeling strength ebb away
When you look at the sun you only see the clouds looming overhead
The doctor has told you that your loved one is going to die
When all these rough circumstances come
When you can’t even voice a prayer because you’ve become worn down
What do you do about it?
How do you change your focus?
How do you focus on your blessings ?
How do you rise above your situation?
I don’t have all the answers
None of us who are really truthful about it do
I could tell you things will get better
And all these things are important to do when the hits of life keep coming
But what I am learning is something that isn’t easy for me to do as I have battled ongoing illness since the fall of last year
As I have been in and out of the ER like a revolving door
I am learning to say, “Kevin, it’s okay to cry
It’s okay to admit you need help
It’s okay to break down
To say please help me, oh God!
I need You!
Please hear the cries of your hurting child”
My Lord says to my spirit, “Cast every care on Me
Don’t hold it in
Don’t keep it inside
It’s okay Kevin to fall into Karen’s arms and cry
Child, when you are too strong, too self-sufficient it becomes harder to reach you
Harder for you to hear My voice”
I have all of you where you are for a reason
It’s My plan and I don’t expect you to understand
Just, please don’t give up
Don’t give the Enemy a foothold into you
Believe beyond your darkness of today there is a brighter tomorrow
Hold on. Hold on. Hold on.
Reach out and grab My hand
I’ll see you through the storm
Don’t give up on Me
I never give up on you
Scream at Me if you need to!
I can take it
Don’t believe what you’ve been taught
That you need to have a quiet voice
Shout out your anger!
Shake your fist at Me
All I ask is that you not leave Me
Don’t go down the path that leads to your destruction
Just be honest about all that you feel
My Son was open and direct with Me
He told me in his humanity He didn’t want to die
But He also knew it was part of His mission on earth
To die that all of you could have life
So you would know the joy of the Lord
The joy of the Lord that is your strength in adversity
So when bad circumstances come and never seem to end
You will have the firm anchor of My Son’s love
Knowing your loving Father cries with you
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