The weight of this world is sometimes too much to think about, let alone experience. The suffering and needs of many are beyond comprehension, leaving little room for hope.
I know some of these individuals by name, ones who are alone and without . . .
I walked and prayed for hope and peace name by name, asking what I could do.
It struck me, more than ever, there are many people here and across this world that need someone to care and pray for them by name, ones who are alone and without . . .
The voice of the Spirit came, “Keep praying. I know their names. I know the ones who are alone and without . . . ”
These words reminded me of the words recorded in the book of Isaiah:
See, I have written your name on the palms of my hands. Always in my mind is a picture of Jerusalem’s walls in ruins. 17 Soon your descendants will come back, and all who are trying to destroy you will go away. 18 Look around you and see, for all your children will come back to you. As surely as I live,” says the Lord, “they will be like jewels or bridal ornaments for you to display” (Isaiah 49:16-18, NLT).
These God-words are etched into humanity’s future, a promise of more, a reminder there’s always hope, even for those who are alone and without . . .
Let’s pray for those who are alone and without. . . . by name or not . . . asking for a way you and I can be a part of God’s more for them.
It makes all the difference.
Written by Kerrie Carlisle Palmer © 2017 ALL RIGHTS RESERVED