a hard week
My soul is weary with sorrow; strengthen me according to your word.
I haven't blogged this past week because this is how I feel..."weary with sorrow". Wondering how long I will feel like my heart is crushed. Wondering if life will ever feel "normal" again. Wondering why God allows us to go through such painful things. Just sad.
You might remember me mentioning a boy named Tony. He lost his fight with cancer just a few days before Cora did while we were in PICU. On Friday I got a call with the news that Tony's dad had been killed in a farming accident. Joel and I feel such heartache for this family. We can't even imagine dealing with the loss of another loved one on top of losing Cora. Please pray for Tony's mom, Olivia, and his four siblings who are facing such hard days.
I was thinking back to our days in the hospital. I remember writing on our blog that God's Word had been so alive and relevant to what we were facing during those horrible days. It was.
That is still so true today. God's Word is the only thing that is getting me through these days. People's kind words and time with dear friends and family helps so much, but it can't sustain me. My relationship with Christ and the HOPE that I have in Him--that is what is getting me through these hard, lonely days. I long to read the Word each day because it comforts me in a way that only HE can.
The LORD is close to the brokenhearted; he rescues those who are crushed in spirit.
I am so thankful that I serve a God who is so close to me and my family on this journey.