I write this with a heavy heart today as I received the news of one of my buddies going through a loss of a loved one today. I can’t put words to it and can’t imagine what they are going through but I wanted to use this message to ask you to lift up my buddy and his family in prayer as they go through this tough time. You may not know him or think a prayer would mean that much but just a little time talking to the Lord can be a huge impact on someone’s life because we serve a mighty God that is able to do abundantly more than we could ever think or ask. The link below is his favorite song and it felt right as the words go so perfectly for this time. It may be tough to see any good in a situation like this or even see God’s purpose behind it but I pray that God makes His purpose and glory known to all involved. Thank you so much for the prayers!
Psalm 86/ “Hear me, Lord, and answer me,
for I am poor and needy.
2 Guard my life, for I am faithful to you;
save your servant who trusts in you.
You are my God; 3 have mercy on me, Lord,
for I call to you all day long.
4 Bring joy to your servant, Lord,
for I put my trust in you.
5 You, Lord, are forgiving and good,
abounding in love to all who call to you.
6 Hear my prayer, Lord;
listen to my cry for mercy.
7 When I am in distress, I call to you,
because you answer me.
8 Among the gods there is none like you, Lord;
no deeds can compare with yours.
9 All the nations you have made
will come and worship before you, Lord;
they will bring glory to your name.
10 For you are great and do marvelous deeds;
you alone are God.
11 Teach me your way, Lord,
that I may rely on your faithfulness;
give me an undivided heart,
that I may fear your name.
12 I will praise you, Lord my God, with all my heart;
I will glorify your name forever.
13 For great is your love toward me;
you have delivered me from the depths,
from the realm of the dead.
14 Arrogant foes are attacking me, O God;
ruthless people are trying to kill me—
they have no regard for you.
15 But you, Lord, are a compassionate and gracious God,
slow to anger, abounding in love and faithfulness.
16 Turn to me and have mercy on me;
show your strength in behalf of your servant;
save me, because I serve you
just as my mother did.
17 Give me a sign of your goodness,
that my enemies may see it and be put to shame,
for you, Lord, have helped me and comforted me.”