This week I am once again honored to assist Ferree as she continues on her road to recovery. Today, Wednesday and Thursday we are sharing some posts by Angela Key from her blog Sisterhood of Widows. Blessings dear sisters. Linda
Widow - April 16, 2015 by Angela Key
As a widow, do you feel alone? Do you feel like no one understands you or they don't "get" you? I have felt that way so many times. It is so hard to make it through each day, and in the beginning you might find it hard to get through each minute. I have been there too. I don't know what each of your circumstances are or how you became a widow, but bottom line is that we ended up in the same place...WIDOW!!
My moment was sudden. I left my house on a Saturday evening to drive up to my husband's shop to check on him, twenty minutes later I found out I was not only a widow but a single mom of a beautiful daughter. Kirk died suddenly in his mechanics shop working on our personal vehicle. I will never forget that moment. As I am sure you will never forget your moment. Not only we find ourselves as widows, some of us are now single parents. Some of us have grandchildren that do not have a grandfather now. When the funeral or memorial service is over and everyone goes back to their normal lives, we may feel forgot about or feel very alone. But please take notice that we are not alone. Our Lord Jesus Christ is always with you and me. He has not left your side for one single second. He is right there wanting to hold your hand, is holding your hand and wanting you to trust Him completely. 1Timothy 5:5 NIV tells us, "The widow who is really in need and left all alone puts her hope in God and continues night and day to pray and to ask God for help." Put your trust in Him and ask Him for help. He will never leave you or forsake you as He says in Deuteronomy 31:8, "The Lord himself goes before you and will be with you; he will never leave you or forsake you. Do not be afraid; do not be discouraged." This is so true..it's so easy to get discouraged. I have felt it so many times sisters. But just ask Jesus to help you and tell Him of your discouragement and your loneliness and He will answer.
Do some research for yourself on the Bible and read about the widows. Read their stories of encouragement and how they dealt with their issues. I think you will find that even though they lived so many years ago, they were faithful to God and they pursued Him and his love just as we do today. God sees widows as His own, He loves us and wants us to have a special relationship with Him. If you have not put your faith and trust in Him; will you today? He is waiting to join with you and to take your hand and tell you, "I got this!!!! Let me take care of you!!"
Lord I pray for all my widow sisters and for their children. I pray that they find comfort, healing and love in You. You are the One that can heal our hurting and busted hearts. I pray for those that have not put their faith in you. It's the best gift we can and will ever receive. I pray for healing, peace, comfort, and hope for everyone that has lost those near and dear. You are our only hope!! I pray in Your precious name..Amen!!
Copyright 2015 Angela Key. Used by permission. Visit her blog Sisterhood of Widows to read the original post.