What to Say When There’s Nothing to Say

I received an email from a friend who is experiencing life altering medical symptoms and getting no clarity from a team of medical experts. This is part of my response:

First of all, thank you for trusting me with your cry for help. Tomorrow is my birthday and I am aware that I have had an expectation that I would reach a time in life when my cries for help would be filled with less anguish and the list of answers would be longer than the list of questions but neither is true.  

This much seems true to me today. We need each other for this journey of faith that is crammed with land mines. My husband’s brother was a Marine who was especially trained to deactivate land mines. Only the Holy Spirit can deactivate that which our common enemy has planned for our demise. The victory of the cross is our only hope.

I will walk with you on this journey and I know you will walk with me. If, in the mysterious administration of God, He is calling you to weakness then His power will be amplified in it. 

I will continue to pray for healing for you and for wisdom in knowing how to approach and respond to the complexities of our health care system.

 Thank you that when,in the past,I have come to you with a broken heart you have always led me to rest in the goodness of God. Today, my friend, I ask for the grace to be an echo of your wisdom and from the mountain you will hear, “Be still and know that I am God.” Love and Peace to you.

What do you say when there is nothing to say?

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