I have spent the last week trying to encourage a friend that is suffering in many ways but specifically she is currently suffering over the death of our son Isaiah. I feel like I am losing the battle. I don’t know what else to say or do. I certainly hope and pray that she makes it through this deep and dark valley.
Time after time, we read in the Bible about people going through deep valleys. I don’t know what I would have said to David when he was hiding from Saul or his own son. What would you say to Daniel before he was thrown into the lion’s den? Would you have encouraged Noah when he was building the ark? How about Joseph when he was in the pit, or in jail? If I was Jesus’ mentor, I would have told him to kill everyone more than once.
It’s at these moments that we turn to God for intercession. We cry out for His grace, mercy and wisdom.