The night is always darkest before dawn. When the night is extra dark, when every door seems closed, we often discover later we were only in the shadow of His Wing. If we turn our eyes upward instead of toward our circumstances, we will see that Light abundant is wrapping Himself around us. I have a friend who is going through a divorce and her struggle is ever before her right now. All the pain that severing of flesh brings and the guilt and sorrow that accompany it are weighing heavily on her today. I so want her to feel His loving arms around her through this week, as next Monday will be a very hard day. Please pray for her and all those this day who are struggling in their marriages, desiring God’s Will for their lives, but torn from the brokenness. Lord Jesus, we need Your power to walk out the hard pavement of life. Many marriages are in trouble, Lord. We have not loved others as we ought. We have a sense of self that rises up, and once again we are reminded that we need to let that part die so that You can fill us up with more of Your Spirit. Lord, heal the brokenness and hold back no portion of Your Grace and Mercy poured over us in forgiveness and strength to walk ahead. I particularly lift up my dear friend and her husband and pray for renewal and restored joy,for forgiveness and grace to flood their hearts, and for tomorrow to look bright again to them.