Marriages are dying, women cannot bear children, families are being torn apart and children get sick. We feel pain. But we need to remain strong in our faith.
Are you in a rough place today? I hold out my hand to you. You are not alone.
He heals the brokenhearted and binds up their wounds
Years ago, I travelled to Seattle and had the opportunity to visit the Space Needle. This landmark tower was built for the 1962 World’s fair and stands over 600 feet tall. An observation deck is located just above the 500 feet mark where amazing views of the city can be seen.
To reach the observation deck, I needed to ride an elevator enclosed in glass windows. As the elevator began its ascent my stomach fluttered in nervousness. I watched as the ground became distant and the parking lot grew smaller. The elevator towered over building tops while the beautiful blue bay announced its prominence.
All while my nervous stomach shouted for it to end.
Blessed are those who mourn, for they will be comforted
Finally the elevator stopped, and I gratefully stepped onto the observation deck. This time, instead of looking down, I looked out and across the land.
I saw the Olympic and Cascade Mountains and the mighty Mt. Rainier while watching boats sail through the calm bay. The sight before me was stunning and I could not take my eyes off of it.
I often think of this experience and imagine it as a prelude to meeting Jesus. My worries and cares will no longer matter. They will be so far removed from me, I will forget they even existed.
Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest.
When I stood on the observation deck, I was focused on the breathtaking view. I stood in a perfect moment, mesmerized by the peace and contentment I felt at that moment.
The tense ride in the elevator was a distant memory as it was only the vehicle that got me to that moment.
Our path in life can be tense, uneasy and anything but calm, but it leads us to experiences. And our experiences, if we let them, will bring us closer to God who is always waiting with open arms.
No matter where you are today, run into His arms where he will comfort you and give you peace.
This week, I’m linking up with these great ladies:
Good Morning Monday | Monday Musings | Motivate and Rejuvenate Mondays | Sharing his Beauty Monday | Intentional Tuesday | RahRah Linkup | Tell his story | Testimony Tuesday | Wedded Wednesday | Woman to Woman Wednesday | Woman With Intention Wednesday | Faith Barista | Thought Provoking Thursday | Faith filled Friday | Fellowship Friday | Grace and Truth | The weekend brew | Susan B. Meade | Still Saturday