Last night, I was really bogged down. I really should not even keep up with the news. You know that song from Paul Simon that goes "I get all the news I need on the weather report"... yeah... that should be me.
This story about Sierra Newbold just devastated me last night. Having a 6-year-old girl myself does not help matters. I just cannot imagine... cannot fathom... my heart gets so full of heartbreak for the family and anger toward that man. Their family is in the ward of a good family friend and in the city I grew up in. Just not fair.
Then, of course, I read a few more news stories, almost as depressing... rape...murder...abuse...
I went to bed feeling like the world was a terrible place. How can I raise my kids in it? How can I find any peace? Where is the hope when things like this happen & the innocent suffer so much?
This morning I was still feeling down & I prayed for hope & help & I opened my scriptures in faith. Here are some verses that I read: