“Today isn’t forever, it is just a stepping stone to heaven.”
After reading my devotions for yesterday, this pearl slipped out of my fingers while writing a “What’s on your mind” face book status. I looked at it, pondering that its truth was not from me.
I had carefully been reflecting on the situations several of my friends are in right now. Battles on all fronts. One whose son is terminal, the same friend adopted a little girl from Ukraine that had to have open heart surgery this last week. Her juggling this, family, her own emotions…weakened.
Upheld by God. She says she feels it. She knows He is with them.
Multiple couples facing difficult family situations. God bringing the beautiful out of the ugly, as only He can. This alone breaks my heart all over again…His faithful, beautiful works in our lives.
Other friends grappling with family relationships, despair, loneliness, grief, widowhood.
Such struggles, such battles.
And here at the bottom of all these difficult valleys, when we are at our weakest, He offers His extended hand. Will we take it? Will we nervously glance about for some other escape?
And what struck me, was, that in the moment we forget. We forget His big picture, that this will pass over…this deep grief will be assuaged…this bitterness can be healed…this anger can be soothed….fractured relationships made whole.
He is right here..closer than a brother, scripture says.
He may not release you from the situation, but He will go through it with you. If…you let Him.
This terrible day will pass. Will we lean into Him?