To the women who long for love . . .
To the women who long to be married . . .
To the women who yearn for physical children, but remain barren . . .
To the women who held their child, both alive and dead . . .
To the women who had an adoption fall through . . .
To the women who have miscarried children . . .
To the women coping with chronic pain . . .
To the women suffering mental illness . . .
To the women fighting cancer . . .
To the women who experience eating disorders . . .
To the women who have been abused . . .
To the women who have suffered an abortion . . .
To the women who have had to move from a place they love . . .
To the women who have left a convent . . .
To the women who have left a marriage . . .
To the women who have been disappointed . . .
To the women who have watched a dream die . . .
To the women who are mourning . . .
The Father sees your pain and is weeping over you in love. He desires to give you new life. Can you imagine the Father talking earnestly with Jesus? He says, My daughter is at the point of death. Let us lay our hands on her that she may get well and live. (Mark 5:23)
And Jesus gazes at you, takes you by the hand, and tenderly puts forth these words, “Little girl, I say to you, arise!” (Mark 5:41)
How will you respond? Can you arise with courage and walk forward with Him into the new life He is giving? If you can’t quite get up right now, can you invite Him to rest here with you? Jesus is with you and longs for you to be well. Stay with Him and let Him comfort you, remembering His words in Matthew 5:4: “Blessed are those who mourn, for they shall be comforted.”
Pray with us for our sisters around the world today in all their different sufferings.
Rose Coleman is a contemplative in action who delights in all things beautiful. Her adventurous heart has traveled many places—from circumnavigating the globe on a ship during college to some years in the convent as a religious sister. Exuberant from her childhood, she is an elementary school teacher who learns so much from her students. You can find out more about her here.