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why do these things happen?

I had a much different blog post in mind. Being back at it, I wanted to share some of the things I am loving and excited about for the new house.

But something else happened. Yesterday, I found out that something extremely tragic occurred to some of our oldest family friends. Friends that have been intertwined with our family for years. My heart just aches for them and the situation they are facing. Why do things like this happen?

As I spoke with her on the phone, I was at a total loss as to what to say. All I could think of was, “I’m praying, I’m praying so incredibly hard right now.” And that is what I did. I sat in my car and prayed. Even when I couldn’t think of the words to say, I just whispered, Jesus, Jesus, Jesus….please.

I don’t know why tragedy happens to those we love. I understand sin in our earthly word, but I don’t always understand why it happens to the ones we care so much about, especially the ones that are so helpless. But I do know one thing.

When all is lost. When our hearts ache. When we just can’t seem to go on. When there doesn’t seem to be an end to pain and hurt. When we feel so helpless. Prayer is power.

It doesn’t have to be big, mighty, eloquent, loud…

Just sometimes a whisper. His name is all that is needed.

Never stop saying it. There is power in his name. Even when the darkness seems so strong, there seems to be no hope, no breaking in the ache that binds your heart. But I promise He is there. He will come.

If you have a second, a minute, just a moment, will you please say a prayer for my friend and her family? Your prayers are sweet to His ears and powerful! So powerful. Thank you.

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