I know that many of you who are here are hurting today. You may be hurting from past disappointments or you may be hurting because of current sadness. May you ask God today for courage?

Courage that will give you the strength to get through another hopeless situation. Courage that will help you pass another painful memory. It can seem like we have the waves crashing all around us. But, God is there, forever strong, as our lighthouse. If we focus on Him and His ability to get us through the next step, whatever that may be, we will find the courage to go on. I pray that God will give you that courage today.