In the darkness a desperate cry is heard, “Seeing me broken in the room, yet never a needle to stitch a shattered piece of my heart…” The Wayfarer had been walking along when the sounds of a painful, broken heart reached his ears. He listened attentively as the agonizing story unfolded, piercing his heart, causing him to feel the pain of this fellow Wayfarer. He could only look up to the Father and plead, “Abba, what can I do to come alongside to aid this one calling out for relief from pain?”
The more the Wayfarer heard the more compassion he felt for this young, Precious One in need of true love that only comes from above. He realized this meeting was not mere happenstance, but one orchestrated by Abba Himself. Over the many years of his own heartaches and suffering there were others who came alongside to apply ointment and dressings to the wounds. They helped him to heal and become strengthened, enabling him to journey on in his endeavors. Much wisdom and understanding had been gained through those years, along with a compassionate heart to reach out to others in distress.
Looking to Abba the Wayfarer asked for guidance and insight to be an encouragement that will be of strength to her. Abba had put a desire in his heart to stand in the gap, offering friendship, showing her kindness, care and concern for her wellbeing. The Wayfarer continued to pray for her and her children that they would receive all the love and comfort they would need to carry them through the heartaches and struggles confronting them; that they would overcome the obstacles and be strengthened in the process.
They continue on their journey, receiving words of encouragement when needed - growing in their determination to live life to the fullest. Abba goes with them, as He has done for the Wayfarer throughout his life. In the meantime the Wayfarer continues to be blessed by this Precious Gem who shows so much joy in the midst of her trials. Truly Abba is enriching her life as she puts her trust in Him.
Though the Wayfarer desires to be a blessing and encouragement to this Precious One it is he who is receiving encouragement and blessings from her. He is further amazed by such a one who has been under much agonizing stress yet having the ability to radiate great joy to those about her. However, she has shared moments when she’s alone and overwhelmed by fear of what lies ahead of her, wondering how she can cope. Other times she has the fear of being under attack of the enemy. It is during such moments when Abba sends messages of encouragement and assurance that He is ever present with her. Once again she has renewed strength and increased trust in Abba.
The Wayfarer has confidence that she is growing stronger and overcoming many of the obstacles in her path. Yet he wonders how much pain she may still be enduring when she is in her quiet moments. He continues to offer words of encouragement and is diligent in prayers for her and her family. He is committed to remain alongside of her for as long as may be required. To some this would be considered a burden but when Abba puts it in your heart it is a joy. This may last but for a season or it may last a lifetime of true friendship. Only Abba knows. Regardless the outcome the Wayfarer has complete trust in Abba and is at total peace.
Is there someone that Abba has put on your heart to come alongside to help out? Are you being a blessing to others or a burden? The Wayfarer would encourage you to look to Abba to strengthen you to become the person you need to be to others. That we would all become a blessing to those who need us in times of distress. Shalom and blessings.