Growing Through Prayer – Is There “Good” in Goodbye?

Is There Good in Goodbye

September 3, 2018

Lord, the greatest pain we suffer is separation from the ones we love. We grieve the death of our dearest loved ones. Relocation moves us far from the friends who know us best. Kids grow up and head out to build lives as adults. Families are divided by tragedy and divorce. The tightly-woven fabric of our relationships is torn, and we struggle in the hurt of ‘goodbye.’

I pray for your comfort in my loss and loneliness today. Let me know you as my best friend who’s with me all the time. Reassure me with your Father-love so I feel protected, cared for, and known. Teach me to pray and grow in deeper intimacy with you. Show me how to meet you in the quiet, responding to your voice calling my name.

Give me strength to let go of the past and accept where you’ve placed me today.  Break down any barriers of bitterness and busyness keeping me from connecting with others. Give me courage to open my heart to welcome people in. Restore hope for tomorrow as I believe you’ll provide close companionship at the perfect time.

Help me to believe you won’t waste this pain. I want to trust you’re working for my good, even in this lonely season. Let me learn patience. Compassion. Faith. Contentment. May I look back on these weeks and months with gratitude for all you’ve done. Thank you for your overwhelming love that never lets me go.

Amen.

 

 

In you, Lord my God, I put my trust.
Guide me in your truth and teach me,
for you are God my Savior,
and my hope is in you all day long.

Turn to me and be gracious to me,
for I am lonely and afflicted.
Relieve the troubles of my heart
and free me from my anguish.

I remain confident of this:
I will see the goodness of the Lord
in the land of the living.

Wait for the Lord;
be strong and take heart
and wait for the Lord.
(Psalm 25:1, 5, 16-17, 27:13-14)

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