One of my friends, who is struggling desperately in her marriage, was heavily on my mind yesterday morning. She had mentioned being to the point where she’s bitter even of what is going on inside her – not just the anger toward her husband, but her anger and despair toward God for not protecting her from this, or, at least, not rescuing her or bringing breakthrough reconciliation into her marriage. She hates the cynicism, the loneliness, and the ugliness she feels inside. But, she also feels too stuck to do anything about it – and almost doesn’t even care anymore.
My friend represents many other friends who are in that same type of place. Friends who are broken, frustrated, hopeless, bitter and angry. And alone. I wrote these words to her yesterday, hoping to speak life over her and her family:
May you lean hard into God today with your whole heart, even struggling to trust him. May you dump every thought, every emotion, every dream, and every loss at the foot of the cross and let it stay there. Let YOU stay there. With Him. May you go through your day with grace – His grace that both carries you, and enables you to be grace to those around you. May you let Him hold your heart…
I pray these same words over you and your family. While I have no power to change what’s going on with you, this is my way dumping my cares at the foot of the cross, too. God’s grace is the only thing big enough to change anything.