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Be Strong {Words of Encouragement}

Be Strong {Living Outside the Stacks}

I’ve gone back and forth over whether I should write anything about the tragedies in Connecticut and China that occurred last week… How do I respond to the senseless taking of innocent lives? What words of comfort do I offer to those who’ll be left with the physical and mental scars? There simply aren’t enough words to convey the sympathy that I feel for all of those who’ve been touched directly by these tragedies.

I can’t begin to say I understand how the parents feel to lose their children in such a senseless manner, but I do understand the spirit of fear that grips your heart when you’ve been touched by the unimaginable. But God did not give us a spirit of fear, he wants us to face each day with renewed strength and courage. To those who are dealing with grief, fear, and anger I want to say draw strength from your family and friends, accept the kindness of strangers,  and lean on  the Lord.

My thoughts and prayers are with you. Always.

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  • chandra

    Very eloquently put and you could not have picked a more perfect verse to speak to us all.

    • http://livingoutsidethestacks.com/ DaenelT

      Thank you, Chandra. I felt like I had to say something but words just failed me… I can’t begin to understand this event but I find comfort and strength in God’s word and I hope others do as well.

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