It feels like a lot of our family and friends are going through really testing times. Of pain, and sickness and that sort of real soul-ripping sorrow. For some just seasons of helplesness. And it's really hard to know know what to say. And do. To empathise, and not just sympathise. To do more than whisper desperate, flying prayers.
But maybe that's all the Father wants us to do. Pray and Trust. Really trust. And weep, like Nehemiah did - that's ok too.