The past few nights I've had a rough nights sleep so I've been up at weird hours of the night. And I'm not complaining, because during these times the Lord has brought different couples and women to mind who I know are hurting for various reasons. I know that right now, in my current pregnant state, it is awkward for me to minister to those who are experiencing the loss of children, husbands, parents, etc. Other women in my life are facing loneliness, fear, etc. and once again sometimes I don't know exactly how to minister to them. Sometimes I don't really know what to do or say, but I have been so very burdened for these women lately. So I've been doing the only thing I know that I can do: pray for them when the Lord brings them to mind.
Yesterday I was catching up with an old college friend's blog and was reading about how they are coping with the loss of their child a few months back. She posted this video that has ministered to her soul, and I have to say it really ministered to mine as well! So I thought I would share it. Regardless of the phase of life you are in, the tragedy or joys you are experiencing, may this song speak to you in ways that I cannot.
She starts singing at 3:40 so feel free to fast forward to the music, but I also love her story and wanted to share it as well.
Also know that we serve a God who ministers to you via community even when you are not aware of it. He brings your name to the hearts of His people when even you haven't asked for it. When you've lost hope, know that others are fighting for hope on your behalf.