Sunday, May 31, 2015

Support IV

"Our thoughts and prayers have been very much with you since we received your email, in fact we have found it hard to get your situation off our minds.  It is surely one of the hardest things that someone can face and it is hard to find the words that may give you some comfort and encouragement.

There is a wonderful old hymn "Great is thy faithfulness" that talks about strength for today and hope for tomorrow; I guess that is what you need right now.

It is hard to imagine why you should have been landed with this in your family, and I guess you would be asking the "why us?" question.  I liked what you said a few weeks back in a message to us: that you have always felt that you had been able to trust your children to God.  Our prayer for you right now is that you will find God to be closer to you and find some of that trust (and peace) for yourselves.  One of my favourite scriptures says "God is close to the broken hearted, and saves those who are crushed in spirit." (Psalm 34:18)

Much love, strength, grace, peace and courage to you both."

"Pardon for sin and a peace that endureth,
Thine own dear presence to cheer and to guide;
Strength for today and bright hope for tomorrow,
Blessings all mine, with ten thousand beside!"

Thomas Chisholm

1 comment:

Midlife Singlemum said...

Just to say that I am reading these wise and [hopefully]comforting words from your friends. I have nothing to add except that you have lovely friends. xxx