My son Hawk is so faithful to sit beside me when I am in tears. I guess he doesn't have much of a choice, but he doesn't complain. He just waits for me to compose myself so I can begin reading again. I think he prays for me. I asked a few people yesterday to pray for me through Facebook messaging. I know they did because today was a whole lot better than yesterday was. The sunshine gives me hope. And I even colored my hair!
This morning I read, "My heart and my flesh may fail, but God is the strength of my heart and my portion forever." (Psalm 73:26). Then I read two verses later, "But as for me, the nearness of God is my good; I have made the Lord God my refuge, that I may tell of all Thy works."
If you're having a hard time this winter, if you're waiting for spring to appear inside your soul like I have been, cling to these words from the Bible. God is the strength of your heart. His nearness is your good. He can be your refuge. He wants to be your refuge.
And ask others for prayer. If you're hurting let others lift you up. I went to a retreat this past weekend and I really needed prayer. I knew it but I didn't know who to ask. I sat in the auditorium for an hour before I asked a lady I hadn't met yet if she would pray for me. It turned out to be just right. Prayer is powerful. It's not the end all but it can be the beginning of a solution. Try it. Don't suffer alone. We aren't meant to be alone.