My heart aches over the suffering many are experiencing right now, in places far away like Nepal, but also closer to my home and heart, in the lives of people I care about.
There's a little path I walk every day that helps me deal with that heartache. It's not outside, but rather from my kitchen to the living room, and back around to the kitchen. It takes 23 steps to complete. I walk it many times a day.
While there are often tangible ways I can help, which I do when I can, more often my most significant help probably comes in the repetition of making that circle, walking those twenty three steps. Because it's when I pray, calling out to the Lord to intervene and do the work that only he can do.
But as for me, I watch in hope for the Lord,
I wait for God my Savior;
my God will hear me. Micah 7:7
I want to fix things, make people feel better, heal broken hearts, and take care of people's needs. But I'm not able. Only he is able to do that!
The best thing I can do is pray, interceding for those needs that I hear about both near and far away.
I walk my 23 steps over and over, asking him to do what only he can do. And I rest in that.