Oh Lord, I pray that I and other Christians will earnestly desire to show love unto our neighbors. That we will no longer be judgmental or badgering in how we treat people. Instead, put in us a kind and caring heart, that others will be comforted just being around us. Life is hard and many people are suffering in this dark world. So many of them have nowhere left to turn. Their well is empty. Their burdens are too vast and that they cannot find comfort in their trials. Lord, I know that I have family, friends, and brothers and sisters in the faith who are feeling this way right now. They are down and distraught because of the coronavirus and the fears that go along with it. Many of them also have a chronic illness, have lost their job, have financial issues, marriage problems, and more. This life can be so very hard and even I am going through a job loss. It would be nice if people that knew me would come and visit me. That I may be comforted also in these trying times. I know that life will get better and a better job will come to the table sooner than later. Until then, do I trust in You and welcome phone calls, texts, visits, and prayers. But I am not alone in this matter. Even now my wife’s mom is on hospice care. This has caused her to be in mourning, and I can only do so much to comfort her. Lord, this life is short and we don’t know when we will give our last breath. Therefore, I will never stop leaning on You for understanding, comfort, and hope that I need. If I need to be uplifted, there is always help around the corner when I call upon Your Name in prayer. You are always there for me. I love You, Jesus! You are my Lord and God. I give You praise and glory. Amen.
Job 7:1,2 (KJV)
1 Is there not an appointed time to man upon earth? are not his days also like the days of an hireling?
2 As a servant earnestly desireth the shadow, and as an hireling looketh for the reward of his work:
Life is hard and many times we just want to give up. It is in these trials that we should cry out to God for help and comfort.