When we are sufficiently distressed we may demand God handle things like we expect them to be handled, when we expect them to be handled. Then we wonder why things keep getting worse.
But the Bible tells a story about a woman whose daughter was very ill, plus they were part of a shunned people. But she was bold in her approach when asking Jesus to heal her daughter. But she was also humble, respectful, willing to trust Jesus to hear her case. And she was successful.
So I plan to remember that as I pray for the well-being of those I love, and for those I meet who are struggling and for all the folks who are working to tend the fragile and sorrowing in this world and for my own spiritual well-being.
Almighty God, Creator of all we are and see, Lord of Love, Spirit of God, you are a powerful and loving God who has revealed Yourself as Jehovah Japtha, our God who heals. This gives us confidence to approach You with the many challenges we face, the concerns we have for our loved ones and our brothers and sisters who struggle. I long to know you better, love you better, grow in grace and be more faithful in my service in Your Name and I trust You to foster that outcome. Thank you so very much. AMEN.
The woman came and knelt before him. “Lord, help me!” she said. Matthew 15:25