Been an emotionally rough week…four different friends/families have lost a family member since Saturday. Each one is sad, but each day I hear of another, and it compounds. I can feel the grief bearing down. I am so thankful that each loved one now rests in the Everlasting Arms. Knowing that doesn’t erase the grief, though. What I do know: We are struck down, but not destroyed. God is good.
All the time.
From that, my hope never wavers. His ways aren’t ours. I am sad for my friends. Two have lost babies, two have lost fathers. And yet, Grace is there. I have no words for them that don’t sound overused. But I am, truly, sorry for their loss. I grieve with them. I wish I could take the pain away. Thank God he can. Thank God grief can be shared. I read this today. It helps me some.
I Peter 5:5 – All of you, clothe yourselves with humility toward one another, because, “God opposes the proud but gives grace to the humble.”[a] 6Humble yourselves, therefore, under God’s mighty hand, that he may lift you up in due time. 7Cast all your anxiety on him because he cares for you. 8Be self-controlled and alert. Your enemy the devil prowls around like a roaring lion looking for someone to devour. 9Resist him, standing firm in the faith, because you know that your brothers throughout the world are undergoing the same kind of sufferings. 10And the God of all grace, who called you to his eternal glory in Christ, after you have suffered a little while, will himself restore you and make you strong, firm and steadfast. 11To him be the power for ever and ever. Amen.