I just saw someone post this line- Grief is great- a few days ago. Seems it is a line out of The Magician's Nephew by C.S. Lewis. It struck a chord with me. Actually it has been pounding in my head since I saw it.
Have you noticed the blog has been quieter than normal lately? There was a time when I posted EVERY single Monday, Wednesday and Friday. I did not miss a day, because I knew there were a few of you out there waiting for me to say something. Anything. (Or, maybe that was just my hope.)
But lately, it has been just hard to write. To put words on paper usually comes fairly easily for me. But not now. Why?
Because Grief is Great.
No need to share the details for now, but suffice to say our family has been passing through some pretty dark waters. Dark enough that it simply takes my breath away to think about at times.
My heart hurts for me. My hearts hurts for our family. My heart hurts for the people I love and the friends that love us.
Grief is great.
And it is a minutely reminder of how much I need Christ.
When the tears come, which seem to be all. of. the. time. these days, and I can barely catch my breath, I have no other place to turn but to God.
I saw this on facebook recently-
Those are things I have tried to rally myself with for weeks. In the middle of the pain, I have told myself to stop worrying. To just breathe. To not quit.
But the biggest thing I have had to tell myself that is NOT on that picture is to TRUST God.
When life gets hard, He is with us.
When tears come, He understands.
When we doubt, He reassures us.
When we are hurt, He brings comfort.
When we are taken by surprise, He is NOT!
When we feel like things are spinning out of control, He has a plan.
And when Grief if great- He loves us through it.
All this to say-
You are not alone in your trials and suffering. Perfect people and a perfect world do not exist.
But a perfect God does.
And I am leaning into Him to get us through. Are you?