They call it tough love, but sometimes a parent has to do a difficult thing they really don’t want to. It breaks a person’s heart and even with the Lord in your life, the pain is still there. Wednesday was a heart rending day for me, alternating between crying, self pity and staring into space wishing it would all stop; just stop. Wishing so very much that it could be different. Not wanting to be without human companionship but knowing only two whose company I would be able to tolerate, neither one available.
Only an hour later my sister arrived with hugs and comfort. Then she told me a true life incident happening in her friend’s life, so altering and horrible that it almost completely brought me out of my own troubles. We took off to get some of her tasks done and that same distraction continues on today. Life is difficult, for the saved and the unsaved. Life is full of sorrow and grief. We aren’t spared because we are born again, we are, however, promised to never be alone without our Savior.
…For He makes His sun to rise on the evil and on the good, and sends rain on the just and on the unjust. Mt. 5:45
I have spoken these things to you so that you might have peace in Me. In the world you shall have tribulation... Jh. 16:33
"Fear not, for I have redeemed you; I have called you by name, you are mine. When you pass through the waters, I will be with you; and through the rivers, they shall not overwhelm you; when you walk through fire you shall not be burned, and the flame shall not consume you. Is. 43:1,2 ESV
He heals the broken-hearted, and binds up their wounds. Ps. 147:3
My flesh and my heart fail; but God is the strength of my heart, and my part forever. Ps. 73:26
Jehovah is near to the broken-hearted; and saves those who are of a contrite spirit. Ps. 34:18
Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of mercies and God of all comfort, who comforts us in all our affliction… 2Cr. 1:3,4 ESV
Thank You precious Lord and Savior for always being with me in all the storms of life, for wrapping Your arms around me in the darkest night, and holding me up as I walk through tough and trying days. I am so very grateful for Your presence!!!