I sit at my kitchen table writing this blog with a saddened heart. So much has happened this past week. I've had to witness a very dear friend lose her most precious son. She is a woman who truly lives her Faith in Christ. She trusts God to hold her in His arms during this time. After experiencing the worst thing that could happen to a parent, she wrote: "It is well with my soul." It made me think of how often we live our lives in fear of losing that which is most precious to us. But HE is enough.
I've lived through this before with another close friend of mine. When she lost her daughter at the age of 26, she always trusted God, and leaned not to her own understanding. In all His ways she acknowledged Him, and she let Him direct her path. Does that mean both mothers do not grieve? Absolutely not. But they grieve with the Hope of an eternity, with Christ. They trust that a Loving and Sovereign God is in control, and He is enough!
I'm reminded of versus in Lamentations, Chapter 3:21-24:
This I recall to my mind, therefore I have hope.
Through the Lord's mercies we are not consumed, Because His compassions fail not.
They are new every morning; Great is Your faithfulness.
"The Lord is my portion," says my soul, "Therefore I hope in Him!"
May we remember every day that it is only through the Lord's mercies, that we are not completely overwhelmed with life's trials. May we always know that He is enough! That is easy to remember when times are good, but truly, when your soul is rocked to it's core, that is when you really need to know; HE IS ENOUGH!
This past week my son-in-law Tommy, husband of my daughter Melissa, was involved in a head-on collision on his way home from work. Both parties were injured, and we have yet to learn the status of the other driver. Tommy will recover from his injuries. They are now without a car, and the repercussions of the accident, I fear, will be felt for quite some time. Still, I remember the time between hearing of the accident, and getting to the hospital and finding out how he was doing. It brought back many memories of my own dear sister, who had a devastating car accident many years ago when she was a young mother of two small children.
I am reminded of the 2nd part of Psalm, Chapter 30:5:
Weeping my endure for a night,
But joy comes in the morning.
The joy is knowing, and resting in the knowledge, that God is sovereign over all that happens in this life. Trust in Him, for He is all you need. He is enough!