I flew to California last week for the funeral of a dear friend. And I don’t know if you have experienced this, but every funeral I have attended in the past nine years brings back the emotions of that funeral, the one of my husband. So I sat holding my daughter’s hand and remembered. And amazingly enough, though there was emotion in the remembering, there was no longer a sharp shooting pain or agonizing sobs. There was no longer the feeling that I couldn’t breathe and that the future loomed impossible and overwhelming. And guess what? In the remembering was the peace of knowing that God has been with us through every minute of the past nine years, and the bubbling hope that He has a plan that has only begun to unfold.
So the best advice I could give to you, no matter where you are on your journey is simply this: Press into Him, dear ones – He really does hold your heart in the palm of His hand.
Somehow it’s when we come to the end of ourselves that we really come to know Him more. This song by Tenth Avenue North really speaks to me, I pray it will bless you as well. ( if you are getting this post via e-mail click here to go to the website to see the video)
Romans 15:13 May the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace as you trust in him, so that you may overflow with hope by the power of the Holy Spirit.