We are broken.
Our hearts are broken.
Our spirits are broken.
And every cell in our bodies writhes in pain.
We feel depleted.
Like we are losing our minds.
Like we’ve been abandoned.
And like we’re spiraling down a deep, dark, bottomless pit.
We feel exhausted.
Too exhausted to trudge through our most basic daily responsibilities.
Too exhausted to crawl out of bed.
Too exhausted to breathe.
We have questions.
Could we have done something differently?
Will we ever stop wanting to die?
Abba, meet with us.
Take our brokenness.
Take our emptiness.
Take our weakness.
Take our questions.
Teach us how to lay every piece of our lives at Your feet.
Teach us to love in spite of our excruciating pain.
And teach us to cope well with our new normal.
Help us to turn loose of anger and bitterness.
Help us to forgive those who’ve wronged us.
And help us to remember that those of us in Christ Jesus really do live happily ever after.
We throw up our hands in surrender.
We surrender our plans.
We surrender our grief.
We surrender ourselves completely unto You.
Grow us to be better and not bitter people.
Grow us so that we please You in our words and deeds.
And grow us so that we please You in our grief.
Use our grief.
Use each member of our families.
Use all of us.
We love You.
Love others through us.
Let us become more like You.
Let us love you more before the sun sets tonight.