I am shockingly breaking with my theme of “Praising Hymn through Christmas Carols of the Ages” today, for I feel lead to share this with you. May what He has stirred up in my heart touch yours as His love flows through these words. xo
Christmas became a hard season for me with the unexpected loss of my hubby’s sister a few years ago, adding to losing his father & my grandparents.
I wasn’t expecting it.
I have noticed that we talk alot about the cheer, the bright and the merry, but not about how to keep our eyes fixed on the light when we feel full of woe, heavy or weary.
I get how hard the year of firsts, seconds and thirds can be. I read somewhere the first three years after a major loss are necessary to grieve through when love has been lost.
This is the first year I have beheld the wonder of His Presence at Christmas again far outweigh the loved ones I still miss.
God gets it too. He purposefully gave up His Beloved son so we could know just how much He loves us.
Nothing that happens to you, seen and unseen, goes unnoticed by God. Your lows as much as your highs catch His heart, and turn His eyes to you.
A few strong godly men I know are facing the loss of their mothers this Christmas. Likewise, a few girlfriends are grieving the loss of their spouses who left them this year. You too may be struck with sudden unexpected loss. I get it, and I hurt along side you.
May I remind you He loves you dearly?
My prayer for you is for Him to draw close to you as only He can right in the middle of your grief.
Nothing’s wasted in His Kingdom. Ever.
There is a purpose greater than you may be able to sense right now. Lean in, trust Him to hold on tight and let Him carry you through.
He’s got you covered with His love, and will never let you go.
Each and every tear you shed in your private grief? He bottles like a precious wine.
For everything, absolutely everything, that matters to you matters to Him. Always.