Thursday, April 16, 2009

So sad...

This morning I was reading an article that just breaks my heart.

Apparently there has been a large increase in the amount of child abuse cases seen recently that seem to be directly related to the economy. And most of the children are under 7 month of age with shaken baby syndrome... many die. ugh... doesn't that just break your heart???!!!

I don't want to place judgement... I have been frustrated with my children... I have been over the top mad at my kids from time to time...and in those moments I have stepped back and just gone to my knees to God. I given myself self-imposed time outs...and closed myself in the bathroom. I am just sad... sad for the parent who in a fit of frustration and stress made a decision that will forever alter more than one life... sad for the sweet children who just have no choice.

Money... man... sure does change a person huh? Those that have it and those that don't.

Will you pray with me for those that are hurting? There are so many people on so many levels, that perhaps just praying for those that are hurting will encompass them all. Our God is bigger than this... He's bigger than the economy, and bigger than stress, and bigger than money...and bigger than any pain we momentarily have here on earth.

If you are one of these people... you are in my prayers.


Sherry said...

Ugh. This is terrible. My husband and I were just commenting on how many cases we've heard on the news of people randomly shooting and killing people at their former jobs...this news though, is even more heart breaking. These people need the Lord and they need to realize that it is not the end of the world. They feel so desperate and out of control. I will definitely be praying more specifically for society as a whole.

LisaShaw said...

Sweetie I have been praying for all who are in this situation and especially for the little ones that are suffering.

Love you.