Brokenness

MT (Duck) -Northern Shoveler - 02042014 - 101_0512 Heavenly Father,
for being available

to heal the brokenness 
after the pain of:
divorce
death 
depression
discouragement
disappointment ~

never for one moment did I think
I would survive

but with your help
I did
Thank You Father,
Thank You.
In Jesus’ name,
Amen
Photo: Northern Shoveler Duck

Taken at:
Mount Trashmore Park, Virginia Beach, Va

Trust Me My Child

Canada Geese NBG -071715 -101_0819In certain situations,  trust is needed above every other aspect of Scripture. Who can understand the passing of a loved one, especially a mother? Am I alone in these devastating feelings of separation? At this point, I have nothing else to hold on or to trust, but the eternal Word of the Living God. Here are a few of the Scriptures that are helping me as I go through the grieving process.:

Be still and know that I am God.1 For you Lord have helped me and comforted me. 2  Sustain me  O God, according to Your promise.3  If I had not found encouragement in Your law, I would have died in my sorrow.4  Cast your cares on the Lord. He  will sustain you and He will never  let the righteous be shaken.5                                                
Have you been through troubling situations? Have words from the Holy Scripture also been your help?

References:1. Psalm 46:10; 2. Psalm 86:17; 3.Psalm 119:116
4. Psalm 119:92; 5. P
Psalm 55:22

Photo: Canada Geese 
Taken at: Norfolk Botanical Garden

Grief

Southern Magnolia 2No one could have prepared me for, or explained the deep grief that I would experience after the recent death of my mother. Being next to her hospital bed and watching as she took her last breath … the feeling of hopelessness could never never be explained.

As a Christian, I am grieving however, clinging to words from Scripture continues to be my greatest hope and comfort. Here are a few:

How do you know what your life will be like tomorrow? Your life is like the morning fog–it’s here a little while, then it’s gone.1 There is a time to be born and a time to die.2 The LORD cares deeply when his loved ones die.3 He heals the brokenhearted and bandages their wounds.4 God blesses those who mourn, for they will be comforted.5  Christ died for us so that, whether we are dead or alive when he returns, we can live with him forever.6 The LORD gave me what I had, and the LORD has taken it away. Praise the name of the LORD!7 
                                                           She is
                                                           at Home
                                                           in comfort

                                                           resting in peace
                                                           at Your feet
                                                           and
                                                           for that
                                                           we are
                                                           grateful!

References:
1. James 4:14; 2. Ecclesiastes 3:2; 3. Psalm 116:15
4. Psalm 147:3; 
5. Matthew 5:4
6. 1 Thessalonians 5:10; 7.  Job 1:21

Photo: Southern Magnolia
Taken at: Norfolk Botanical Garden, Norfolk, Va.