Wednesday, January 30, 2013

Behind the Smile

As we go about on our daily journey, we may notice the seemly smile on people faces. They look happy on the outside but what is really going on in the inside. There are some people that are really hurting deep within and feel like what is the use to continue on. Their smile is just a cover up to camouflage the pain they feel. Each day is a struggle. Each day they hope that someone will notice that they are suffering, depressed, empty, and unhappy. They are waiting to be free from the pain. Yet when they see you, they try and bear a smile like nothing is wrong.
Behind the smile is a child that have been abused, a person that feel worthless, someone who is about to be evicted out of their home. Behind the smile is a young man waiting and wanting to be accepted by his father...lonely. Behind the smile is a mother that can not find resources to feed her small little children. Yet they try to put on a smile so that others will think everything is all right. Satan has a way of making them feel like no one care. Behind the smile was a person thinking about committing suicide. When we see that smile on their face, look into there eyes and see their pain. Pray for them, even if you don't know them.

Even right now there is someone out there that have a story behind the smile. Let take the time right now and say a word of prayer for someone that has painful secret behind their smile.


All Mighty God, and most merciful Father,
we pray that your hand of protection and comfort
be upon those that are hurting on today.
Help us to not just to pray for ourselves
but daily pray for other.
All Mighty God, look past their smile
and heal every hurt and pain. Amen

Psalm 116:1-2

New Living Translation 

I love the Lord because he hears my voice and my prayer for mercy. 2. Because he bends down to listen, I will pray as long as I have breath!

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