It will happen to you
It will happen to me.
No one is exempt,
yet when it happens we stand in shock
as the world seems to stop~
You want to run and hide,
but you can't because
it is so real
so unbelievably real
that you have to stop
because in a way
the world has stopped
for all that grieve.
as long as we have breath
we will have death
we will have mourning
we will always have
comfort us in the midst of sorrow.
HE give us our next breath when we can't seem to find it.
HE walks with us even when we can't seem to put our foot on the ground.
because that is who HE IS.
even when we don't believe it
yet we choose to BELIEVE because that is all we have left~
“LORD, I believe; help my unbelief!" (Mark 9:24)
And then it happens,
yet we are suddenly surprised
fills us to the brim~
that takes away the
sting of sorrow & grief & death~
because it is an unnatural kind of PEACE
that you never thought you could ever feel in the midst of great sorrow.
It isn't a happy happy joy joy kind of a PEACE that is fleeting.
It is a PEACE that keeps you going when you don't want to keep on going.
It is a PEACE that reminds you that you are not alone.
It is a PEACE that pierces your heart in a way that you know that
it isn't something that you created.
that is available to each of us
in every circumstance
especially in these grieving moments when
PEACE seems impossible~
can't be manufactured
no matter how hard we try to produce it or fake that it is there.
It takes such a great step of
to look up when you want to look down
because the pain is too unbearable to face.
"Take courage! It is I. Don't be afraid"( Matthew 14:27)
and take the bold step to run into the arms of
in the midst of the unbelievable
for HIS PEACE that transcends all understanding because it is
in the midst~
"Peace I leave with you; MY [perfect] peace I give to you; not as the world gives do I give to you. Do not let your heart be troubled, nor let it be afraid. [Let MY perfect peace calm you in every circumstance and give you courage and strength for every challenge.]" (John 14:27)
May HIS PEACE overwhelm every grieving soul
today, tomorrow, always~
"YOU will keep in perfect peace all who trust in YOU,
all whose thoughts are fixed on YOU!" (Isaiah 26:3).
"MY PRAYER FOR YOU" (listen to the song below)