When my daughter died a lady who had lost her only son years prior told me ”You’re gonna have hard days”. WOW – ”gonna have”. Life was continually one hard day after another. Why would those words stay with me after all these years. Yes, it’s been 25 plus years and those words still come to me.
As with GRIEF……life can be one hard day after another. The days become less hard when we advance our understanding of life as it is and learn what God intended to be. My scripture reading for this morning really hit me. If it impacted me, so my duty becomes to share so it has the potential to impact you.
Psm 16:11 ”You will make known to me the path of life; in your presence is the fullness of joy; at your right hand there are pleasures for evermore.”
Scripture meaning once we get to know God and what his Word says and understand he has a plan for our life – our responsibility becomes to walk down that path. I know ”easy for you to say”. Hey – it’s easy for me to say NOW because I’ve done the work of developing a deep core level faith and understanding what God’s Word says and that his promises are REAL and WORK. That makes me shout YIPPEE…..and I’m trusting in the ”pleasures for evermore”. I WANT THEM – I RECEIVE THEM –
1 Cor. 13:11 ”When I was a child, I spoke as a child, I understood as a child, and I thought as a child. But when I became a man, I put away childish things.” verse 12 ”For now we see through a glass, dimly, but then face to face. Now I know in part, but then I shall know, even as I am known” verse 13 ”So now abide faith hope and love …. BUT the greatest of these is love.
Scripture meaning for me this morning so clearly said when I was new to grief I had no clue what I was going through, when it was going to end, where I was going to end, and if and what purpose there was for my life. Devastated, adrift in the middle of a raging sea of torment, that was me………BUT……with maturing through study, focus on becoming better not bitter, trusting God had a plan for my life I grew in understanding and continue growing up to the the ”man” stage of my life. The verse 12 really tells us the truth about life ”For now we see through a glass, dimly, but THEN face to face. Tells me when I get to Heaven and we meet again (Thank God for that promise) I will see clearly and know the reason behind it all. For there must be a reason or life has no meaning !! God is a God of detail and purpose. ”Difficulty has always been the doorway to discovery”.
Continuing on to verse 13 – we receive direction ”So now abide (means stay – sit – ) in faith, hope and love……….and the greatest of these is LOVE……….Nothing teaches us love at the gut level like the death of someone we love. We recognize in their death and absence physically that LOVE is all there is. Through the aching pain we know love deeper than ever before. Life is full of clutter – LOVE is the BEST there is. I shout YIPPEE.
We are staying home these days in an effort to kill the curve of this CORONA virus threatening our lives and livelihood. Again the words ”There are gonna be hard days” come to my mind. Indeed there are ”gonna be hard days” and we are living every day ”hard days” during this time. I totally feel embraced by the LOVE that people are showing in their support of each other. We are all in this together and with this we are ALL grieving. ALL of what we know is changing or about to change. We are entering a totally different way of being. YES…..”for now we see through a glass, dimly” BUT with time we will look back and see what we didn’t see clearly and move ahead knowing LOVE is all there is.
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