I sense from a number of people I have spoken to; we are going through a “Yearning” that has gone through us before from time to time “Please Lord, we have had enough of this now; can it all stop……. Please?”.
I continue to admire you all and am pleased when I am able to speak to you: over the phone, via email, Zoom Prayer Meetings, Phone Conference Prayer Meetings, Chaplaincy Visits, to express my gratitude to you.
Last week I chose to send the Prayer Letter to one of your Colleagues who does not receive it; being in another Force. He has not attended work for some time due to depression and anxiety and then this week faced a skin cancer operation. As I thought about him – a family man with young Children and a strong Faith, I just wondered if the word “Besieged”, which had spoken to me, may also register with him. It did and I received an email from him, part of which is below:
Last night I was doing some reading around rest & being besieged.
I found comfort in 2 Corinthians 12 :9
“My Grace is sufficient for you, for My Power is made perfect in weakness”. Therefore I will boast all the more gladly of my weaknesses so that the Power of Christ may rest upon me.
May your Colleague’s choice of this verse be a Blessing to you as you battle on in these coming days.
May you know His Rest.