word for today

Support

A structure cannot stand without adequate support. I think of the buildings going up in my county. After their foundations are laid, the structural supports are placed so the buildings won’t collapse under their own weight. A grandparent of a good friend has just been placed in hospice care. Another friend’s child is going through a bitter divorce. My accountant’s daughter was in a terrible snowboarding accident and is recovering in a rehab facility and wondering if she’ll ever walk again. Another friend has constant, unbearable pain from brain tumor surgery. Like the concrete walls, these hurting people need support, be it a listening ear, a meal, or some sort of financial help. But the best thing you can offer is prayer, to the One Who can make the healing a reality. All those other means of support are thoughtful add-ons. (Until now you have asked nothing in my name. Ask, and you will receive, that your joy may be full. John 16:24; And this is the confidence that we have toward him, that if we ask anything according to his will he hears us. 1 John 5:14)

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Suzanne Sommerville

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