The morning after we found out the house we wanted and thought was the one for us already accepted an offer, I received a God timed devotional in my inbox. It was called Weep With Those Who Weep written by a woman in our church.
First let me state that I am completely aware that losing a bid on a house does not compare to a lot that is happening in the world, and I know, that in the grand scheme of things is not really that big of a deal. However, that is the reason for this post. It still matters. It matters to me, to my husband, and above all it matters to God.
It hurt me, my heart was broken, my husband was sad as well. Everyone goes through these little things in life, we know they aren’t the end of the world, we know that compared to friends, relatives, neighbors etc. and what they may be going through right now it’s not that big. But it’s something that matters to us in our lives in that moment and above all it still matters to God.
He knows we’re hurting he knows our pain and sadness that this brings. Even in the little details He is there and He cares. This situation has taught us a lot of things, one of the main things though that God has taught us is compassion. Compassion for those situations that we might hear about and think is not really that big of a deal, to instead of just saying “God’s in control”, “God is faithful” or “Trust in the Lord” to really stop and listen. To listen to what others are going through and really feel for their emotions no matter what. We all know that God is in control, faithful and that we can trust in Him. But sometimes what we need is just someone to understand that we’re hurt, we’re sad and what we need is for someone to just stop, really stop and listen.
And to remember the words in 2 Corinthians 1:3-4 “Praise be to the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ. He is the source of every mercy and the God who comforts us. He comforts us in all our troubles so that we can comfort others. When others are troubled, we will be able to give them the same comfort God has given us.”