4.23.2009

Tragedy's Pain


Recently, there have been a series of unfortunate occurrences which I am aware of that have hit people I know well. These can be devastating at the moment. But as difficult as it might be, when tragedy strikes, even when we cannot understand the whys and wherefores, with God's help and the support of loving friends, it is essential that we mourn our losses so we can, in time, pick up the pieces of our broken hearts and go on—trusting God to turn our tragedy into a blessing that will touch the lives of many others who are also suffering tragedy and loss.

Do not be afraid to weep. That's why God gave us tears. They help drain the pain of broken hearts. And in your sorrow I pray that God will give you loving friends who will weep with you and support you until your "night of weeping" ends and once again you will find joy "in the morning."