I am worn out from sobbing. All night I flood my bed with weeping, drenching it with my tears. My vision is blurred by grief; my eyes are worn out because of all my grief. For the Lord has heard my weeping. The Lord has heard my plea; the Lord will answer my prayer.
It can be a very difficult challenge to go through and endure. Even Jesus Himself said; “In this world you will have tribulation.”
Whether you lose a child, a parent, a loved one, a friend, a job, etc…Grief can get the best of us if we don’t know who to run to and who to lean on. I’ve watched many lives come to ruin because those in their grief chose to turn to something else or someone else to ease their pain, hurt and loneliness other than running to the Lord.
David turned to the Lord. In David’s case he lost his son. He committed adultery with Bathsheba and had her husband, Uriah, killed to cover up the sin. It didn’t work. David paid the consequences for his choices, and he was in deep agony and grief.
However, David ran to God not away from God. He cried out to the Lord and God heard his cries. He forgave him, rescued him, restored him, protected him and used him greatly!
David is an example for us today. I’m not sure what you or your family might be going though or what grief you are personally enduring. However, I encourage you to run to the One who loves you. He sees. He knows. He hears. Cry out to Him just as David did in the verses above. His grace is sufficient for you. He loves you with a deep abiding love, and is waiting, just for you.
Be Worth Being!
Kevin Burrell has worked in professional baseball as both a player and MLB scout for the past 38 years, and currently serves on staff with the Chicago White Sox as an area scouting supervisor. Kevin was drafted in the 1st round of the 1981 free agent amateur draft (25th selection overall) by the Boston Red Sox, and played ten years of professional baseball with four different organizations. He and his wife, Valerie, live in Sharpsburg, Ga. with their two children.
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