If you don’t follow me on social media, you probably don’t know the details of my current circumstances. I’m enduring yet another tragedy. Just five months ago, I lost my brother. And, now, just over one week ago, I lost my beautiful mother to a heart attack. It seems as if I’m living wide awake through a nightmare that won’t end. However, this is where faith kicks in and the promises of Jesus breathe into my tired, weary lungs. He sustains.
Every day is a battle, and my process of spiritual C.P.R. is through studying the promises in the Word of God. The living Word has already started healing me from the inside out. I am not alone, and I refuse to give in to feelings telling me I am. Living in a world without my mother is scary. I am motherless. But this isn’t the end; it’s only the beginning. I will cling to Christ.
I’ve asked God to take me through His Word, page-by-page, and once again teach me who He is. I need reminded, and I want to learn the pieces of His personality I’ve missed along the way. I’ve no other choice but to walk this journey, and so step-by-step I will trek it with Him by my side, believing there is purpose in my pain.
I know I haven’t been able to release the last Word for Your Weekend videos. I’m sorry about that. I’m also going to take a break through the holiday season. It’s possible I will send a scripture or a brief encouraging word, but I won’t be writing regularly. However, I will be back in the New Year and will include you inside my healing process. I will teach you what God is teaching me, and I will continue walking out my purpose. Thank you for sticking with me, and thank you for your prayers.
For those of you suffering loss throughout this Christmas season, I’m so very sorry. He sees your pain and catches your tears in a bottle. You aren’t alone. Celebrate Him and hold fast to your faith. Oh friends, if I can do this, you can too. I will celebrate Christmas. It’s the season of hope, and Jesus is our only hope!
You keep track of all my sorrows. You have collected all my tears in Your bottle. You have recorded each one in your book.
-Psalm 56:8 (NLT)
May each of you have a blessed Christmas and lovely New Year. I’m so thankful Jesus is on the throne.