The LORD is close to the brokenhearted
and saves those who are crushed in spirit.
He will cover you with his feathers,
and under his wings you will find refuge;
His faithfulness will be your shield and rampart.
You will not fear the terror of night,
nor the arrow that flies by day,
For I am the LORD, your God,
who takes hold of your right hand
and says to you, Do not fear;
I will help you.
These are beautiful visual images of how our God cares for us and comforts us.
In mourning Annie and just feeling so incredibly sad about her- and thinking especially about Anne and Bill's loss; and also of those closest to her - I find myself just praying "Jesus Jesus Jesus" over and over again. There often aren't any other words. Only He can help and bring comfort and strength - it's not humanly possible without Him - "only through the cross can I stand in power".
"Jesus Jesus Jesus amen"