Hello, Friends. Today has been one of those days. Grief looms overhead and tears fall heavy to the floor, but in all this I know that God is good, He is faithful, and He never changes. The same God who brought me through past pain will bring me through the present, and I know everything will be okay. I’m not sure how, but I know it will.
This evening, I was standing outside talking with my husband and a friend when my five year old son, who was riding his bike, accidentally drove off the deck down three stairs. He crashed into a railing and immediately began to cry. We checked him for cuts and scrapes and then realized that he wasn’t crying because he was hurt; he was crying because he was afraid. And that brought something to mind…
Grief causes terrible pain, but fear is torturous. When we give license to fear inside the pain of grief, it multiplies the devastation and makes us feel as if there is no hope. But with God, we have hope. We always have hope.
He doesn’t want us to fear. He wants us to run to Him with hope in our hearts- to give Him every burden we’ve been carrying and trust Him with every bit of grief we feel.
You might be facing a situation much different than my own, but I can tell you this: nothing is too small or too big for God to handle. He sent His Son to pay the price so that hope could not only flow, but overflow freely.
Why are you cast down, O my soul? And why are you disquieted within me? Hope in God; For I shall yet praise Him, The help of my countenance and my God.
I pray that today you will experience peace. I pray you will be free from fear and that no matter what, you will hope in Him.
Be blessed today.