This past week I received 2 emails from women, asking me to pray for their families. I’m always humbled that anyone would take the time to email me and ask me to pray for them. I don’t take that lightly because I know the power of prayer!
One of the women had lost a loved one unexpectedly and the other one had a family member diagnosed with cancer. My heart sank immediately when I read both of these emails.
I want to say something that can heal their hearts and yet I know I don’t have any words that can take away their pain.
Tomorrow will be five years since I lost my Mom.
It’s been 5 years since I heard her sweet voice, 5 years since I held her hand, 5 years since I hugged her. There’s not a day that goes by that I don’t long to hug her one last time.
I remember when she had been gone for 2 years. My husband told me this, “Cyndi, you still mourn as if you lost her yesterday.” (I think he was just worried about me.)
He was right, but truthfully there were blessings coming through those tears and those sleepless nights were spent drawing me closer to God. God was teaching me things that could only be learned through suffering.
That’s not the part of the gospel we like to talk about or hear but scripture says, “My brothers and sisters, you will face all kinds of trouble. When you do, think of it as pure joy. Your faith will be put to the test. You know that when that happens it will produce in you the strength to continue. The strength to keep going must be allowed to finish its work. Then you will be all you should be. You will have everything you need.” James 1:2-4
Scripture also says that one day, “He will wipe away every tear from their eyes, and death shall be no more, neither shall there be mourning, nor crying, nor pain anymore, for the former things have passed away.” Revelation 21:4
I long for that day!
This song by Laura Story has been such a blessing to me. If you’re going through trials I think it will bless you too.
One last thing, many of you have been praying for Bennett especially on the day she has the tape removed from her abdomen because it’s very painful. They now remove the bandages on Monday and I think the family felt the prayers so strong on Tuesdays, they want to make sure they have those prayers coming tomorrow.
Thank you for your prayers and have a blessed day!Pin It