when life hurts

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When life hurts, it seems dark. The way forward is blurred by pain and tears. The horizon is veiled in shadow and vague images. It’s hard to think. All you want is a thread of hope. A hug would be nice, too. Today I had opportunity to give a friend in need that kind of hug. Lingering, prayerful with tears mingled in. He hadn’t experienced the nourishment of tangible love in a long while. His heart hurts right now. But God knows what he needs. Although it is hard for him to perceive, a break in the clouds is on the horizon.

Will you be that ray of light and love for someone else? Will you allow a friend to offer it to you in your hour of need?

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