Thursday, June 13, 2013

Widowhood: A Time of Hope

Widowhood is ...

... a time when your heart is opened and exposed. "This is going to hurt a little," says the Great Physician.

... a time when your deepest longings are awakened. "I'm here. Turn your eyes upon me," says the Lover of your soul.

... a time when you're torn away from all that is familiar and comfortable. "This is a new chapter in your life," says the Author. "Every story has a beginning, middle and end. This is not the end."

... a time of wandering and drifting; untethered, and without purpose. "Follow me," says the Good Shepherd. "For your enemy prowls about like a roaring lion, seeking to devour."

... a time of shock and numbness that affects your every dimension. Sometimes you feel nothing physically, emotionally, and even spiritually. Absolutely. Nothing. And then it all rushes back in like a tsunami. "You can't see Me in this storm and darkness," says your Heavenly Father. "But I see you. I will not lose you. I will never leave you nor forsake you."

John 16:33; Mark 5:34; Jeremiah 31:3; Hebrews 12:2; Mark 1:17; John 10:14; I Peter 5:8; Hebrews 13:5,6

5 comments:

  1. Powerful message. Thank you!

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  2. So very true. Powerful post! The Author of our stories will use our stories for His glory, as we seek Him in the pain.

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  3. Nothing could describe my heart's
    emotions any better - I too thank you -
    I'm so learning when there is no feeling, it
    is then I must totally rely on Christ.
    I was reading just this morning the complete Serenity Prayer and identified with it's every
    line.
    ***
    God grant me the Serenity to
    accept the things I cannot
    change, the courage to change
    the things I can and the wisdom
    to know the difference.

    Living one day at a time;
    Living one moment at a time:
    Accepting hardship as the way to peace.

    Taking, as he did, this sinful world as
    it is, not as I want it to be;
    Trusting He will make all things right, if
    I surrender unto his will;

    That I may be reasonable happy in this life,
    and supremely happy with him forever in the next.

    Amen ~

    dodi

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  4. I covered my mouth and cried in shock as these words pierced my heart. Truth: painfully beautiful. Thank you.

    jj

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