In the movie, The Secret Life of Bees, I felt oddly connected to one character in particular.
She is highly sensitive to the pain of others and the world in general, she carries the weight of the world in her soul.
That's where I feel similar to May.
There have been so many sad things going on around me. So much so that I haven't even taken the time to blog. (Have you noticed?) I have been heartbroken over the destruction of several marriages....each one involving precious kids. I have seen people make really bad decisions and not take into account the huge effect it will have on those around them. I have been overwhelmed and heavy-hearted.
Unlike May Boatwright, I refuse to allow my heaviness to consume me.
In church this past Sunday, our dear elder pastor, Ed Kopper, prayed a very familiar and comforting verse. My heart has been lifted as I am reminded of the promise of Philippians 4:19, "My God shall supply all your needs according to His riches in glory."
I guess I've only considered that verse when I've been stressed out financially. Don't get me wrong, I need to remember it then as well. SO thankful He takes care of our monetary needs!
However, this time I am comforted as I read that verse, realizing that each precious child involved in these torn apart homes, each heart-broken spouse....even all the other family members and friends that are feeling the pain of these circumstances.....will ALL be taken care of - according to His riches in glory.
What great confidence we have in Him!