August 30, 2016

Every Reason to Hope

The path of grief is unique for each one of us.
Even grieving for a precious loved one may take on a different
form or timetable for each of those on the journey alongside us.
It's personal.  And, yet, it is corporal.

We are to carry one another's burdens.
And, in the midst of it all, the Lord carries us.

We don't have to have all the answers.  We don't even have to speak.  
We can sit and listen and hug and cry.  
We can pray and share the Lord's Word and direct hearts heavenward.
All of this is made possible by God's great grace.  His enabling.

And, He is glorified in the process.  Through these things,
the result often seems to be that He becomes more.  We become less.

If the Lord is your Saviour, you can be sure that wherever He has you in this moment
is exactly where He will meet you and carry you through to the next.
His path for each of us will often look somewhat different from the path He
has others on.  Sometimes it will be difficult.  Excruciatingly so.

But, He promises never to leave His own.
He promises that His strength will be sufficient.
  He is enough.  And, we can most surely rest our hearts there.
Whatever the future holds, we can confidently move ahead into it.
Because He is there.  And, He will see us through.  He is faithful.
And, He will keep us each step of the way.

We truly have nothing to fear and every reason to hope
when we belong to Him.  What could be better than that?

With Love,


Summer said...

His strength will definitely be sufficient♥ Hugs

Patty said...

How wonderful that He will never leave us. That has sustained me many times! Blessings Camille.

Dianna said...

Dear Camille,

Thank you so much for this beautifully written post. It was something that I needed to hear right now. My father-in-law went to be with the Lord July 4 of this year at the age of 90. Some days I am just going along fine and I'll see something or hear something that will remind me of our loss. Grief truly is something that we experience differently as individuals.

Hugs to you, my friend,

Chelle said...

Thank you for your post. I Needed that. My life is going through some things and I know God will be with me. Hope you have a wonderful day!!😁

Camille said...

Summer ~ Most's all of Him! How precious He is. Hugs to you. :)

Patty ~ It is wonderful to look back and remember all the ways in which He has kept us along life's journey, isn't it? He will be faithful in the future just as He has been in the past. Hugs! :)

Dianna ~ I am sorry for your earthly loss my friend....what a blessing it is to remember where your father-in-law is and that one day, the Lord will call you there as well. You are right....the journey is a personal one...the Lord will meet you each step of the way. I Corinthians 15 and I Thessalonians 4:13-18 are precious passages to meditate on in light of saying an earthly farewell to a loved one in the Lord. Big Hugs to you. :)

Chelle ~ So sorry you are facing some challenging these in these days my friend. Yes, you are right...the Lord will be with you each step of the journey. My favourite verses for the deep waters of trial are found in Isaiah precious! Big Hugs! :)

With Love,

Katy said...

YES!!! Beautifully truth Camille! Thank you for sharing it! :)

Cheesemakin' Mamma said...

Amen!!! You have and are grieving well. Love and hugs to you

Camille said...

Katy ~ How good our Great God is to us! I am glad it blessed your heart as it did mine. Hugs to you! :)

Jackie ~ Thank you for your sweet encouragement....I am thankful for you! Hugs! :)

With Love,