It's five minute friday again. Here are my five minutes of words. Click here if you'd like to join in with Lisa-Jo and her five minute friday community.
I am a thinker of thoughts. When something happens I think about it a lot.
I'm praying for a dear friend this week. She is in her 20th week of pregnancy. She lost her previous two children at 19 weeks and 21 weeks. I can barely wrap my thoughts around this. How her heart longs to hope while also wonders if hoping is wise. I pray that God is present in mighty ways, that He shows Himself to be mighty in the middle of these difficult moments.
I'm praying for Alyssa, too. Continually. She bravely keeps breathing each day. Moment by moment she lives. I can barely comprehend the weight of her hurt. I know nothing else to do but share His words with her and pray for her so often. So I beg our Mighty God to be near, to hold close, to carry through. I beg Him to show a glimpse of His mighty glory and believe Him to give her enough wisdom, peace, strength, and courage to walk one more step, each day.
I'm praying for children in foster care, for the ones that are far away from the birth families through no fault of their own. I pray that God would lean in to their lives and wrap His mighty arms around them. I pray that He would rise up believers to not only love this children, but to stand in the mess and love their families too. I am praying that He would lend His mighty power to the ones He calls so they can stand firm in the hard places.
Our world is broken. Hurt abounds. The weight of the hurt can sometimes feel too heavy, too much, too overwhelming.
While I am thinking all the thoughts, all I know to do is call out to the One who is Mighty.
"Now glory be to God, who by his mighty power at work within us is
able to do far more than we would ever dare to ask or even dream
of—infinitely beyond our highest prayers, desires, thoughts, or hopes." Ephesians 3:20 (Living Bible)