Have you gone through something terribly hard in your life? And your heart is breaking?
Well I have good news for you. I serve a God who is a healer of broken hearts. Yep, that is specialty I think!
After the tragic loss of our son in 2017 our hearts were breaking. Even though I felt the peace and comfort of God surrounding me. Still you wonder if you will ever heal from something like that, and if you will have true joy again.
I am here to say, "Yes, your heart will heal. You will have joy again. And things will get better with time." It truly will.
About a year after our son's death one particular day missing my son hit me really hard. And I commented to my mom, "It's like a wound that never heals. A wound that never goes away." With it drawing on almost another whole year since then, I would say the wound feels very healed. I still miss him a lot of course and always will. That will never go away. And never change. Our son, Clayton, will always be a real part of our lives, but always the missing part. But the gaping wound I feel is healed.
I know that the grieving process and healing time for everyone is as unique and different as each of us humans are. And that's okay. There is no time limit on how long we will grieve. And no rules.
But I feel we can get our selves moving in the right direction of healing and finding hope and joy again when we completely surrender our lives to God. And we seek Him daily and in every area in our lives, casting all our worries and cares on Him. He can handle all that, and it will give us such a peace of mind.
Right after losing our son all I could do was pray. And what a comfort it was. I just told Him everything. Everything I was feeling. And was constantly praising and thanking Him. It was amazing to be in communion with with Him like that. That truly kept me going. And continues to keep me going!
Finding things to be thankful for and give God praise for was a big healer for me. Even in our deepest sorrow and in the worse of circumstances we can find things to be thankful for if we only try. I did. Yes, even with tears running down my face at times. And what a blessing it was to me.
To read more on the benefits of being thankful read my blog post being-thankful-even-in-difficult-things-such-as-a-loss.html
What ever it is you are going through right now. And no matter how much your heart is breaking. I want you to know there is hope and healing. You will have joy again. And God has a great plan and purpose for you in and through this and because of this.
Commit your life to Him. And trust Him.
And remember if you need someone to talk to please contact me. I will be more than happy to connect with you and be a support and encouragement.
In Him, Mae
I am a wife to my wonderful husband, Paul, of over 22 years. Mommy to 9 blessings, ages 21 to 3 years. Our 2nd oldest son, at age 14, has gone on to be with the Lord on April 19th, 2017. I share about that new road we are on here on my blog.
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"I believe a greater intimacy with God leads us to an inner peace, unquenchable joy, & an ever-lasting hope regardless of what we go through in life." Mae