Loss of a husband

When my husband passed away, it felt like I lost a part of myself. It felt like I had lost my right arm. God made husband and wife to become as one flesh. When one is taken from the other, it leaves a deep wound. It has been eight months since the day he went home to be with the Lord and that wound is still there. However, it is healing through God’s grace. As any deep wound, it is still very sensitive. When certain things in life hit it, my wound still hurts. However, I have learned that I can either find my way in life with this new “normal” , or I can remain in the same place  I was in at the beginning of my grief by continuing to nurse the wound. A person who has become an amputee has to accept his lot in life and usually goes on to accomplish feats that amaze others.  I also have had to work on accepting mine. I have only been able to do this through Christ’s strength. Philippians 4:13 says, ” I can do all things through Christ which strengtheneth me.” God has been proving this promise to me each day.  God is so good and he never fails us!

God's love shining between the clouds.


Trust in God

We must trust in God for EVERYTHING. Remember, He is our guide. We need to accept things exactly the way they are and search for God and his way in the midst of our circumstances. Remember, God wants us to lean on Him.  Proverbs 3 : 5,  tells us to Lean not unto our own understanding. “Trust in the Lord with all thine heart, And lean not unto thine own understanding.”

God knows all about our  circumstances before we are even in them.  Lean onto Him and ask Him to carry you through.