In this issue of Oasis of Hope, we explore heart longings, poetry, suffering and ways to care for those who are hurting. You’ll find food, free printables, heartfelt stories and gifts of joy.
Vaneetha Rendall Risner Posts
How can we care for the hurting whose pain may be heavier during the holidays as they grieve losses or longings? So many struggle in silence.
Having someone listen as I pour out my heart has helped me more than any words ever have. What an amazing gift not to be judged in suffering.
How could I possibly reconcile these losses? They were unspeakable. Preventable. Unexpected. And in the face of such catastrophes, my natural question was “Why?” Why did this happen? If God was in control, why did he allow it? Why didn’t he stop it? Why? Why? Why?
My friends suggested I go to the meeting, but I was resistant. I had been to healing services before. Each time I had expected a miraculous healing. Each time I believed it would happen. Each time I had returned disappointed.