I am a News Junkie.I don't follow politics much but certain things catch my eye and at times I can become a little OCD on certain topics, particularly trial cases. . .I've been watching some of the coverage of the tragedy in Colorado, but I've reached a point where I know I need to step back. My heart aches for those who ache. I hurt for those who hurt. I ask "why?" along with the rest of the country, but there is only so much one can actually take in. There is a point where I begin to personalize it all and that's when I know I've crossed the line, for me personally. I cannot and will not let fear and dread become a part of my spirit. We know that these ongoing lifestyle emotions are not of God. I know that heartache comes to individuals and families at certain times in each of our life. When it comes we find ways to deal with the unthinkable. But, no one is helped by becoming overly engrossed in the sorrow of others. Someone must pray for these families when they are too weak to pray for themselves. Someone must be strong enough to step up to help these families too. That's our part, as Christian people. . .Today I opened my Bible and read Psalm 80:21. This scripture was in regard to David, however it is my prayer for all those who are suffering as a result of the Colorado tragedy.
My hand will sustain him;
surely my arm will strengthen him.
May the hand of God sustain those who have suffered loss and may his arm strengthen those who are hurting.
In the name of Jesus,