Just the breathing bit.
Some days God’s plan for you, God’s plan for your family and for that of your friends, firmly hits you in the gut and you are left winded. All you can do is submit to the pain and just concentrate on the breathing bit.
It’s the days you go on autopilot. Things still need to be done and it’s only through sheer determination that they do. Yet, there are some who are in the deep chasms of depression and in the midst of a family crisis that they can’t do, those things just don’t get done. It takes hold of their lives totally and brings them down to their knees where there is no possible way of getting up again without help.
But with God, there is always that metaphorical silver lining. His plans are so much better for us than we will ever realise. He has it all worked out. And He tells us and commands us in His Word to only worry about today, not tomorrow, as tomorrow will worry about itself. Matthew 6:34
So just breathing is ok. If that is the only thing you can do.
And be there. For your family, for your loved ones with that hand to help them up, or maybe just a hand on their shoulder just to let them know that they are not in this alone.