Changing the “W” in we to “M” in Me

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I became a widow about 10 months ago after a time of caregiving. It has been a process of changing from being a “we” to being a “me.

Sometimes I have felt very alone but the one constant has been God. He has led me step by step into a new season of life. This is for anyone who has lost a spouse, a parent, a child, a sibling. In that relationship, the “we” is gone but we cling to the ONE “we” that will never end. God is our forever present Emmanuel.

Since this is a different post, I want to say thank you to my brothers and their wives who have helped me in ways they don’t know and also some dear friends who have walked with me. And my sons, their wives and grandsons.

God is GOOD and I have decided to look forward to whatever good gifts He will send my way during this season of my life.

 

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Safe in Sorrow

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From The Heart of Abba:

Sorrow welling up,
Rolling over you.
Causing feelings to arise.

Safe in the Father’s love.
Choosing to listen and feel.

Realizing that the sorrow,
Is very similar to a wave,
Upon the sea.

Recalling that God establishes the waves,
And the seasons of your life,
Down to the moments within a day.

In Him, nothing is random,
And in Him all is well.

Even if waves threaten to swamp you,
In a given moment.
Because they will be allowed.
To go “thus far” and no more.

 

Verses to Ponder:

Job 38:8-11 “Or who shut in the sea with doors when it burst out from the womb, when I made clouds its garment and thick darkness its swaddling band, and prescribed limits for it and set bars and doors, and said, ‘Thus far shall you come, and no farther, and here shall your proud waves be stayed’?

Isaiah 51:15 “For I am the LORD your God, who stirs up the sea and its waves roar (the LORD of hosts is His name).

Isaiah 43:1-2 But now, thus says the LORD, your Creator, O Jacob, And He who formed you, O Israel, “Do not fear, 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 when you pass through the rivers, they will not sweep over you. When you walk through the fire, you will not be burned; the flames will not set you ablaze.

Psalm 42:7 Deep calls to deep at the sound of Your waterfalls; All Your breakers and Your waves have rolled over me

Psalm 89:9 You rule the swelling of the sea; When its waves rise, You still them.