Over the past few days I have seen quite a bit of pain being tossed around my blogging family. Here is a story from April Coen which depicts her pain from the loss of loved ones. Her friend Lisa passed away recently and she is down and out. In her writings she refers quite frequently to her children. It is very evident that they are a key element in her life. Standing beside her is her husband Chris who has weathered all of the battles with her. I can greatly relate to Chris and his family and I completely understand the pain that they are all going through.
There are times in the course of grief when we are down and out. We feel as if we have reached rock bottom. There are times when the pain is so great that it knocks us to our knees, leaving us drained completely of our energy. Then as we work through it, deal with all of the tangled up emotions and put everything back into its place we reach a new level. A new milestone. We are getting stronger each time this happens.
During these times of great darkness we seek out God’s brilliant light for our comfort. We pray, we plead, we want the answers that will help us to feel better. After a short time period God delivers all that we asked for. It seems very easy to serve God when times like this occur. After every thing is back to normal and we continue to push on in our lives serving God seems to get a little more difficult. We become complacent, feeling that we can handle this world all on our own. We don’t even thank God for what he has just done for us. We simply pick ourselves back up, brush off and keep on going like nothing ever happened.
Why do we do this?
April, on behalf of my family and I, we would like to offer up condolences to you and your family and we pray that God will give you the peace that you need in your lives. God Bless…Jeffrey. If you need us we are all right here for you okay.
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