Be gracious to me, Lord, because I am in distress;
my eyes are worn out from frustration — my whole being as well.
Indeed, my life is consumed with grief and my years with groaning;
my strength has failed because of my iniquity, and my bones waste away.
But I trust in you, Lord; I say, “You are my God.”
Psalm 31:9-10, 14 (CSB)
Friends, our hearts are heavy.
Learning of the mass shooting in Las Vegas stole our breath and knocked us straight to our knees. We are grieving with all of those who are affected by this tragedy. Truly, as members of one body, we are all affected. We are all devastated.
And, we are weary. Like the psalmist quoted in the Scripture above, we feel consumed with grief and groaning. As we absorb the impact of this act, these losses — on top of seemingly endless violence and natural disasters around the globe — have certainly left us reeling and begging God for relief, for understanding, for strength.
Perhaps you feel a bit of the same? We are with you. And we are here for you. This community is a family, and today we want to join hands with you as we lift all our burdens to the One who can hold them, who can take them from us. Let us go to God with all of our grief and groaning; He can handle it. Let us pray for each other; it’s why He put us in community.
Please share in the comments how we can pray for you, how we can support you, how we can love you today. And then pray for a sister in the comments above you.
Let’s join together and bring our sorrow and our worries to the God who promises to always, always be a trusted place for them.