Judy’s daughter, Tammy, had been ill for a long period of time. Tammy fought her health problem courageously, but eventually, she lost the battle.
Judy’s heart felt as though it were splintered into hundreds of pieces. About the time it seemed her tears were ended, she felt fresh tears streaming down her face.
One day seemed especially hard and she prayed for assurance: “Lord, if you’re really there, will you give me a hug?” Immediately, it was as though invisible hands surrounded her in a loving embrace.
Judy had been given the assurance she needed that God was walking with her. He would supply her needs and bring healing to her broken heart.
Perhaps your heart feels broken today; a loved one has died or is in the final stages of a devastating illness. Your finances may be at an all-time low and threats of bankruptcy appear on the horizon.
A child or grandchild may be wandering away from their Christian lifestyle and entering a world of addiction.
Whatever the problem or heartache you are facing today, God knows about it and will cover you with loving invisible hands.
You may not feel his presence as strongly as Judy, but when you ask, you can have the assurance that he is with you.
We are encouraged to pass along comfort that we have been given in 2 Corinthians 1:3-4 (NIV) “Praise be to the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of compassion and the God of all comfort, who comforts us in all our troubles, so that we can comfort those in any trouble with the comfort we ourselves receive from God.”
Will we be willing to pass along God’s special touch to those who need comforting today?
Norma C. Mezoe began writing after a crisis in her life. She has been a published writer for thirty years. Her writing has appeared in books, devotionals, take-home papers, and magazines. She lives in the tiny town of Sandborn, Indiana where she is active in her church as clerk, teacher, and bulletin maker. Contact at: firstname.lastname@example.org