When I watch the news, I often want to cry when I acknowledge all the people suffering. Lately, I've heard of earthquakes, landslides, typhoons, rapes, deaths, and more. I cannot even imagine what those people must be going through. Sitting comfortably on the sofa, I often feel so powerless, so far removed from the various situations.
But there is one thing I know I can do, and that is pray. By praying, I have allowed God to help me through some tough situations of my own, and I recognise the big things that He can do if we give Him the chance.
And so I pray, through the big things and the small things, the situations that immediately affect me, and the situations I feel far removed from. And I try to wait patiently, praying until something happens. And I try to understand and accept when my prayer is not answered in the way I hoped.