Letter to a Hurting Soul

Mar 6

Dear Hurting Soul,

You don’t know me, but I know of you.  I don’t know who you are, but I know you are out there.  You see I have been a little off the past couple of days.  Dry. Weary.  I have nothing in my life that should warrant such feelings.  Nothing.  Yesterday, I woke up with a driving need to get closer to Jesus.  I was parched and needed the living water that only He can provide.  I worshipped and praised Him, giving Him my all.  
Today, I woke up the same but different.  You see, today, with the dry came hurt.  Hurt for a pain that did not belong to me.  I was confused, and honestly a little frightened.  I did the only thing I knew to do.  I lifted it up to the Lord.  I spent time in His Word and prayed.  But then my friend, I praised.  I praised Him through the strange pain that had no origin.  What is wrong with me, Lord? I cried to Him.  It was then I knew about you.
Like a gentle whisper to my soul, He spoke.  He told me that the pain didn’t belong to me but to another.  One who’s hurt was so raw, no tears could be shed.  One who was too weak to bring the hurt to Him, unable to lift arms to heaven.  One unable to praise Him through the storm.  So, our great and merciful God brought your hurt to one who could – me. 
I just want you to know that the tears you couldn’t shed, I did.  The arms you couldn’t lift – I did.  The praise you couldn’t offer – I did. I prayed to be used by Him today.  And He used me to help you, if only to alleviate the burden you carried for a day.  
I offer you these words from our Lord.

I am worn out from groaning; all night long I flood my bed with weeping and drench my couch with tears. Psalm 6:6 NIV
…weeping may remain for a night, but rejoicing comes in the morning.  Psalm 30:5 NIV

My hope is that you find these words and are strengthened by your Heavenly Father’s concern for you.  Until then I will not stop praying for you.  Don’t give up hope, because the joy that is coming will surpass your greatest expectations.  Whoever you are, wherever you are, whatever you are carrying, I pray today you are blessed. 

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  • Family Mar 6 at 4:43 pm

    Thanks for your “Letter to a Hurting Soul” There are some days I am speechless with the Lord. I just sit in His Presence with Silence. Thank you for your prayers and encouraging words.
    It is just more proof that we really don’t have to do so much striving to figure things out. He is in Control.
    May God Bless you,
    Tracie McEntyre

    oh by the way this is the first time I have come across your blog. I am just now learning about Blog World.:)

  • Cheri Mar 6 at 7:49 pm

    Carol, how wondefully put into words what God has laid on your heart. I too, was burdened this morning for someone else’s pain. Only, I knew who it was and I just put my letter to him in the mail 5 minutes ago. I love to hear God. He makes me feel so peaceful when I obey.

  • Pinklani Mar 7 at 3:26 am

    Wow, I do not even know what to say except Thank You for your obedience and your post. This was what I needed to hear. Just this morning I was praising Him in the storm.

    With many blessings and prayer


  • DeAnna Mar 7 at 3:32 am

    Oh, Carol. What a sweet, tender compassion you have for those around you that may be hurting. Thank you for being alert to the call on your life.

  • Mzzterry Mar 8 at 4:55 am

    I am a hurting soul. I love the Lord, but I have been overwhelmed with grief this week. I *happened* by here tonight while my dear husband is at the hospital with his mom who is having emergency surgery. If you go to my blog and read thru the last few days & weeks you will see I have a lot of hurt & pain because of a sister who is suffering from a head trauma, memory loss and my parents are trying to have her put into
    a mental hospital. PAIN. The kind where all i can do is groan to the Lord. But He knows my heart. He knows I can’t cry right now, for I might not stop.

    I have been on the computer playing *blog party* to keep my mind distracted, but the Lord led me here.

    God bless you. And others like you who minister day after day. I hurt today, but i KNOW joy comes in the morning (thanks Jesus!)

  • Jenny Mar 9 at 1:57 am

    I’m visiting from Amy’s site and I love your letter, and how it fit into Amy’s life!

    Thank you for standing the gap for all of us that are having a rough time of it!

  • Audra Marie Mar 9 at 9:39 pm

    What a beautiful post. God is shining through your posts. 🙂

  • Laura Mar 11 at 11:31 pm

    What an awesome God we serve! How awesome it is that the Holy Spirit lays it on our hearts to pray for others. Because of your faithfulness to pray even when it doesn’t make sense, others were ministered to through your prayers and this post.

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