Fear not, for I am with you; Be not dismayed, for I am your God. I will strengthen you, Yes, I will help you, I will uphold you with My righteous right hand.’
Therefore you now have sorrow; but I will see you again and your heart will rejoice, and your joy no one will take from you.
And the Lord , He is the One who goes before you. He will be with you, He will not leave you nor forsake you; do not fear nor be dismayed.”
Now may the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace in believing, that you may abound in hope by the power of the Holy Spirit.
Let, I pray, Your merciful kindness be for my comfort, According to Your word to Your servant.
You are my hiding place; You shall preserve me from trouble; You shall surround me with songs of deliverance. Selah I will instruct you and teach you in the way you should go; I will guide you with My eye.
He shall cover you with His feathers, And under His wings you shall take refuge; His truth shall be your shield and buckler.
Give ear, O Lord , to my prayer; And attend to the voice of my supplications. In the day of my trouble I will call upon You, for You will answer me.
I went through a really difficult season since my husband was killed in a terrible car accident.
Well, I guess I’m STILL in a difficult season, but its different now.
Now, I’m just kind of sad.
That’s easier than being confused, and to be quite honest, being angry.
You see, I had so many “why ‘s” surrounding my husband’s death.
I have known about Jesus for my entire life, so I’m not especially proud of all the questions I had for God.
During my time in a group called Griefshare, a life preserver was thrown out for me, and I grabbed on tightly. Someone stated that it was crucial to him that he keep his line of communication with the Lord
That we should tell him we’re angry if we’re angry…
That it doesn’t matter what you say, as long as you’re saying it to Him. And since I had never been down this road, I was willing to listen to any and all tried and true wisdom I could get my hands on.
Long story short…
I TALKED to Him.
I asked Him all my questions.
I confessed all my anger,
And all my disappointment.
But I never stopped talking to Him.
And I discovered that the One who created the shoulder had the two very best and broadest ones ever made.
Big enough to handle my doubts,
Strong enough to carry my regrets,
And sturdy enough to take on my anger.
Even though I had so many “why’s” for Jesus,
He always gave me simply a “who”, instead.
With every why,
He was faithful to show up for them….
Because He ALWAYS shows up for
And somewhere along the way, I didn’t feel this starving need in my bones for answers, anymore.
I didn’t need to understand His decisions
In order to continue
To know Him more…
To love Him more…
To TRUST Him more.
A REASON can inform me,
But it can never hold me close,
Or truly give me any peace.
Not like my Savior can!
Knowing the reason for my pain …
Knowing the reason for my tears…
Well, knowing the reason will never be enough
To wipe my tears away.
A REASON can’t do that.
But a PERSON
And He WILL.