Every so often I find myself pretty discouraged and I start to read one of my fall-back books to help me. I’ve mentioned Let Your Life Speak already, and today it was Beth Moore’s Praying God’s Word. Here’s the thing I keep coming back to when I do read these kinds of things: God overwhelms me with how He has protected us during this entire ordeal. We haven’t been completely shattered by it. Our faith has emerged from this intact, even stronger than before. Our relationship is stronger. Emotionally I think we’re actually both healthier than we were, expressing our feelings better than we ever have. How is that possible when we have experienced the greatest personal hell a parent can ever face?
The grace of God is the only thing that keeps us whole. And I am overwhelmed that He loves us so much that He continues to walk us through this horrible time, that He has shielded us from the attacks of Satan. This God who came in the flesh to redeem the world still protects us daily, and I am floored by it. The same God who holds my little girl safely in heaven is also holding my heart so that it won’t shatter into a million pieces on earth. He who knitted Samantha together in my womb is also knitting our marriage together daily so that we are not torn apart. I am speechless.
Amy Klein Medeiros said:
What a powerful post. God is good.
(And I also LOVE Praying God’s Word.)
Jacqui Jarmol said:
Very well spoken.
Miriran Maas said:
The Good Lord’s Blessings come in so many different ways as well as times. I haven’t been very good at keeping up with your blog and I appologize for that. I think of you and Travis every day and say a little prayer for your comfort and peace. I know it is impossible for you to see any improvement in your grieving but I see some positive signs coming out of your struggle. You just said your marriage is stronger because of this tragedy and I hear that strength in your posts. The Good Lord has held you in the palm of His hand thru these months and will continue to guide you thru these days of your life. Your lives will never be the same. In time you will be able to hold on to the wonderful memories you made in the short time Samantha was with you and the pain will ease. As I have said many times the word time is a 4 letter dirty word but time actually does heal even tho we cannot see that it does. I wish I had the words to help give you that comfort and peace that you are searching for allI can do is reassure you that you are loved and cared for. Love to all!!!
Could’nt have said it better.
❤ Samantha ❤
❤ Jonah ❤