Thursday, July 20, 2017

He Alone is My Strength

This week has been a whirlwind of sadness that began with the very 
unexpected death of a dear friend and co-worker. 

This sweet friend- a precious, strong, brilliant, bright light in this world is gone 
and has left her friends and family left shattered, reeling & broken hearted. 
Our hearts ache thinking of her precious children growing up without their amazing mama 
& the world without her brilliance, but we are thankful she is living with our Lord in 
paradise and that we WILL see her again one day. 

(She loved the beach more than anyone I know so I love thinking of her sitting on the most amazing beach
 ever with the sun shining on her & that beautiful smile on her face and a drink in her hand.)

Grief is hard and awful and I've said several times this week that there is no right or 
wrong way to process the loss of someone you love. 
It's okay to be sad and angry- even when you love 
God with all your heart and trust in His promises. 

To question WHY- even when you know without a doubt 
you will see your loved one again one day. 

To struggle to make sense of senseless tragedies-
 even when your heart aches and you just can't understand.

I am so, so thankful that I am not alone, that God grieves with us in our
 pain and sadness and that He is near, holding us in the palm of His mighty hand.

Thank you sweet Jesus for assuring me that Your promises hold strong and 
true even when life seems awful and devastating. 
You alone are my strength and my hope and I am so thankful for you precious savior.

3 comments :

  1. So sorry for the passing of your dear friend. Every loss of those we love leaves a hole in our hearts, even when we have the assurance of eternal life. We're human, and we grieve and hurt. My mom was translated on to Heaven's shores nearly 5 years ago, and I still miss her so much. I miss my dear grandparents, aunts, uncles and friends. It may sound strange, but I often feel them near. It's such a comfort. God bless you, Bev

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  2. I am so sorry for your loss. May you continue to take comfort in the Lord and knowing you will see your friend again.

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  3. I am so sorry for the loss of your dear friend. I am thankful that you still see and share Gods Grace and love during this difficult time.

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