Praying for Japan

Monday, March 14, 2011

Japan is broken and hurting. The devastation is incomprehensible. I can't stop looking at the images plastered all over the tv and internet...they are absolutely heart wrenching. Sometimes I find myself wanting to turn away, change the channel...ignore it. It would be easier to do that...but I can't. I have to look. I have to feel. I have to pray. I have to's what I do...I'm a weeper. I usually avoid emotion at all costs, for fear of looking silly, but sometimes, try as I might, it is unavoidable. Today is one of those times...chalk it up to being a woman, if you get my drift. So today I cry and pray. But it's ok because the bible says in Psalm 126:5 "Those who sow in tears shall reap with joyful shouting." I pray for the people of Japan, for those who are lost, scared, wounded and hurting. I pray for everyone involved with the rescue efforts. And I pray that out of this tragedy the spiritually lost will find Jesus. He died for every person on this planet and desires for all to receive Him (2Peter 3:9), but sometimes it takes a tragedy for them to find Him. It doesn't make what happened any less sad or hurtful but in Jesus we have HOPE. Jeremiah 29:11 "For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the LORD, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future." Thank God we as believers have promises such as this to rely on during turmoil. I cannot begin to imagine what the Japanese people must going through as they deal with the overwhelming death and destruction that is plaguing their nation but I am thankful that there is hope and healing available for them. Our God is able. So I pray. I hope you will too.

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