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   [04 Oct 2010 | Monday]

Thoughts on sorrow

Back in February, I suffered a miscarriage at 6 weeks gestation.  Almost 9 months later, I can't help thinking about the little one that I lost, even though we never got a chance to meet.  Grief is part of life and can be different for everyone.  It can be long or short, intense or soubtle and no one can really tell anyone else how long or what emotions are appropriate as long as the grieving person doesn't loose sight of the God we serve.  Just becuase I'm feeling this loss right now doesn't mean that I don't know that God's in control and that He has a great plan for my life that is byond my imagination.  In fact, knowing that helps me put things in perspective so that I don't fall into despair.  I may express emotion through tears at times because there's just no other way to release my feelings.  I still hold on to what I know to be true even though I'm not feeling it at the time.  It's a challenge sometimes, but truth is the best thing to hold onto.  I wonder if that is what Paul was trying to say when he talked about being "sorrowful, yet always rejoicing" (2nd Corinthians 6:10).  Here's another one of those odd "both and"  statements in the Bible, they don't seem like they could co-exist, but here it is.  It's kind of comforting to me that in this passage they seem to go together.  I don't have to feel guilty about being sad as long as I recognize who God is and how much He loves me.  In church yesterday one of the songs we sang contianed the line "You gave, you gave your life away for me"  While singing this beautiful song, I was able to really let the significance of that line sink in.  The Lord loves me so much that He gave his life for ME!  He loves all of us this way, and of course being a Christian I knew that, but yesterday I was able to expirience it in a fresh way.  Sometimes we get so used to a thing that it becomes commonplace and it takes really expirienceing it again to give you a fresh perspective.  When we know who God is and how much He loves us, then we can go to Him with our sorrow knowing that He hears us and that He cares for us.  He may not take the pain away immediately, He may not make it go away this side of Heaven; but He knows us and what's best for us and someday I'll get to see Him face to face, and that will be the most exciting thing any of us can ever expirence!  I pray that all of us, including myself, can keep this perspective in the mist of our pain

Mood: calm
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