A MOTHER WORRIED ABOUT HER CHILD, A CHILD WORRIED ABOUT HER MOTHER.
Many tears have been shed this week.
How easy it is to pen the words~
Trust in the Lord at all times~
until those times fall heavy upon your own shoulders.
My daughter’s son has been extremely sick this week. The hardest part is watching the pain precious Gabe has been in. It is heartbreaking. The sad thing is, we can’t figure out why. It’s scary when your child asks if you will please give him a shot so he will feel better. What toddler voluntarily asks for a shot? Worry has crept into every single minute of every single day. One sleepless night after another and despite an ER visit, every day
the pain continues. A mother, worried about her child.
My sweet friend has been in the hospital. She has been like a grandma to me, and like me~she was also a pastor’s wife. I can’t tell you how often she has blessed my life with words of encouragement and wisdom, with stories that had me laughing and crying. She’s a treasure to me. Her daughter has been by her side continually. What seemed like a cautious ER visit turned into the very real possibility that sweet Dorothy would be seeing Jesus very soon. So many tears have been shed. Watching your mother in so much pain, struggling to breathe and not knowing if each breath will be her last. One sleepless night after another. A child, worried about her mother.
Heartache, trials and pain are no respecter of people or age.
Today I do not know the outcome or have answers for either, but this I know~
My almighty Father does.
I’m not going to pretend it’s simple or easy to trust Him through this, it’s been hard. But I know how very much He loves my daughter, He loves Dorothy’s daughter and most important~
how very much He loves my grandson and my friend. Jeremiah 31:3
So every day, every minute I ask Him to hold them. To allow them to feel the peace of His comforting arms around them. Isaiah 26:3, 2 Corinthians 1:3
I don’t try to hide my tears. They have been flowing and that’s okay, because I know that my Savior wept. John 11:35
He understands sadness. He understands my tears. I will cling to Him in His goodness and hold tight to His promises. 2 Peter 1:4
Whatever you are going through right now, no matter how deep or how dark or how painful it is~ you are not alone. Micah 7:8
He is with you!
He is with you!!
He is with you!!!
He will never ever leave. Hebrews 13:5
You don’t have to be afraid of evil tidings. Fix your eyes on Jesus and trust in Him. Psalms 112:7, Proverbs 3:5-6
And when you feel the trust won’t come, when the worry overwhelms you and the fear grips your heart~ cry out to Him~
“Jesus I believe, help my unbelief.”
Let faith whisper to your soul the very words of your Father~
“I am with you.
Nothing can separate you from my love.
everything is possible.”
A mother, worried about her child.
A child, worried about her mother.
A Father tenderly holding them both.
Psalm 103:4, Revelation 21:3-4
“And blessed is she that believed: for there shall be a performance of those things which were told her from the Lord.”
*** I wrote this on Wednesday. On Friday my sweet friend Dorothy took her last breath and was immediately in the presence of Jesus. I’m so thankful God gave me the precious gift of her friendship. She will be so missed.
Thankfully,my grandson has turned the corner and we are finally starting to see our precious Gabe almost back to normal.