Monday, July 3, 2017

On the mountains and in the vallies!

Today has been one of the toughest days I've ever had to face!

"I’ve walked among the shadows
You wiped my tears away
And I’ve felt the pain of heartbreak
And I’ve seen the brighter days
And I’ve prayed prayers to heaven from my lowest place
And I have held Your blessings
God You give and take away"

I've learned that seeking God for understanding is not always an effective strategy.  Somethings are just not designed for us to understand. Today we lost a precious friend, it was a traumatic and painful loss, that I will probably never understand. 

I will never understand why God needed Jessica, Seth, Pam, Debbie, and Zack more than we did, but I trust him.  

I TRUST his plan, even when it hurts! 

Today I was honored with the opportunity to share some very intimate moment with some very special friends of ours, as they said goodbye to their son.

Although heartbroken, I also find myself comforted. I witnessed death today, but I also witnessed life, God was there, I felt him with us in our suffering.    The experience allowed me to see God for the limitless God that he is.  A God who is with, us always, even in devastation. 

This time around,instead of begging God to take away the pain, I'm going to  pursue him, through it!  
I'm on a mission to find and reflect, Jesus in all things.  I'm going to diligently seek his comfort and willingly share it with others.  And during this time of tragedy, instead of running from my emotions like I generally do, I'm going to stand strong in my pain, in hopes that I can share the love and light of Jesus even in dark places.

When life hurts too much to even determine what's next, worship him and declare,

"NO MATTER what I have, Your grace is enough
NO MATTER where I am, I’m standing in Your love"

Life is short, please respect, trust, love, and empower others often.  Honor and respect the valuable time you have left, by living a life that shines for Jesus and serves others, on the mountains and in the valleys!  

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