Grief is a strange inspiration, but today it is just that.
Tomorrow we will say “until we meet again” to a very sweet and loving family member who left us very suddenly. As I think about how my family is grieving, I am also thinking of the families in the UK where terror is falling like rain on them. It would be easy to lock ourselves away and give up if we succumb to sorrow, fear, and despair.
Instead, let’s choose to stand tall. To you who are grieving and are afraid of the terror, I pray that you will find comfort in this prayer that helped me through a dark time in my life. I pray that you will find the courage to stand tall.
In times of trials and testing, Lord, help me stand tall. When the way seems cloudy and my enemy's infesting, Help me stand tall. When I cannot seem to find victory and I feel despair, Help me stand tall. When I fall on my face beneath my burdens and care, Help me stand tall. When my focus grows dim and my enemy says, "Give in", Help me stand tall. When my heart is heavy and I feel discouraged within, Help me stand tall. Lord, help me stand on Your truth. That you are with me forever. That I am not alone. That nothing can separate me from Your love. And You are not done. Help me stand tall.