Saturday, December 7, 2013

A Restful Meditation for Widows

Every Saturday is devoted to setting time aside for rest and seeking God's help. Working through grief is emotionally, spiritually and physically exhausting! Rest is good and this is our reminder, especially at this busy and emotionally draining time of year.

Realize that if you find yourself easily worn out, that is pretty normal. Allow for extra time to accomplish things. Change your expectations and Christmas duties this year--it's going to be very different no matter how hard you try to keep the traditions. 

With the loss of your loved one foremost in your mind though, Christmas can also be especially precious. Cherish the moments and lean into the love.
 
I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me.

I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me.

I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me.

I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me.

I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me.

I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me.

I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me.

I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me.

I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me.

I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me.
 
Philippians 4:13 (NKJV)

2 comments:

  1. This scripture verse is one we thought on at our last widow's meeting, Friends Needing Friends. It is one that comes to mind quite a bit.

    I just LOVE how the words in red end up being the verse as you read down through the lines. Would you mind if I use this on our widow's blog for our group? I know the ladies would be blessed by it.

    Monday will be the one year anniversary of my dear husband's home going. The 20th would be his 66th birthday and then of course Christmas. I have Christmas music playing while I decorate not one but three Christmas trees this year.

    Jesus certainly is my strength and I'm not the same despondent person I was at this time last year. I miss my husband daily, and tears can come at any time, but knowing he is with Jesus fills my heart with joy. I think of him there and can only imagine how wonderful it must be. One day we will be reunited, and will live with Jesus our Great Creator, the Alpha and Omega, who is called Wonderful, Counselor, The mighty God, The Everlasting Father, and Prince of Peace.

    Love and hugs and prayers for peace and strength this Christmas season.

    FlowerLady

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  2. Each word of that verse is so important, isn't it? What a great truth that your widows group already explored, and of course you may share this with them. No need to credit me, this is a common Bible study and biblical meditation technique.
    December is quite a month of milestones for you, and you've been a wonderful encouragement to so many others this past year. I pray the Lord will see you through in a special way.
    Many blessings on you Flower Lady. <3

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