There is so much to say, but I don't have the words. Sometimes God allows us to be the ones to carry burdens for our friends, but those burdens can be so great. A dear friend of mine shared some very heavy and heartbreaking things with me that left me speechless. I knew I needed to be strong and encourage her, but controlling my emotions enough to pray for her was very hard.
I was hurting so much for her that I just needed to pray the entire day. I had no words, but the Holy Spirit gave me words. I was searching for words I could encourage her with, and God gave me scripture. I felt completely helpless, but then God reminded me that sometimes, all we need is a friend to walk through a difficult journey with us.
Proverbs 17:17 A friend loves at all times, and a brother is born for adversity.
One thing that never changes here in Lesotho, or anywhere else for that matter, is the deep hurt and pain that people carry. They walk around with a smile on their face, but their heart is being shredded with deep hurt. I hope that I can always take the time to go beyond that smile because I want to be able to love people at all times.