I wonder how you are doing. I know many people ask me that question, and honestly, I usually hesitate to answer because I don’t want to say how I really am, terrible, and make them feel badly they asked me. I have decided to just say that I am between fair and ok for now. That about sums it up! I know there are days and moments we might smile as we think of the many pleasant memories of our loved ones, there are other times we are so down and discouraged because they are not here, and we are facing all these battles alone! I feel your pain and I am truly sorry you are on this journey as well. Please know that if you have signed on to this site that you are thought of and prayed for. Could you pass the word to let others know about this website for me?
This week I’ve been thinking about courage. Joshua 10:25 tells us that he reminded his army to stay strong as they fight the Amorites. “Do not be afraid; do not be discouraged. Be strong and courageous.” God did bring the victory that day for them and the enemies were defeated. I think anyone can have courage for a short period of time, but honor, is what stands the test of time. Honor is who we are as a person, the reason behind what we do. To remain faithful even when it looks impossible requires something more….which is faith. Someone said we are the master of our decisions and a slave to our choices. So, it always comes back to us. What choices are we going to make? To have courage & honor are good qualities to have. Choosing to honor God and my spouse’s legacy is the choice I desire to make, but it requires courage and a lot of faith. “Faith is taking the first step even when you don’t see the whole staircase.” Martin Luther King, Jr.
Here’s the truth….despite how we feel with our loss and heartbreak, it doesn’t change the promises of God. I don’t know why things have happened to us the way they have…… But ….. I do know the who that can help us through the most difficult times of our lives. Remember this: The God of the universe knows you and calls you by name! (Isaiah 45:3)
Please keep walking by faith dear friends.