Kate said grief
I confess, after all, you all are my good friends and usually know if I’m sincere or snarky, I didn’t like her word choice for the Friday before GratefulGiving, aka Thanksgiving.
Grief…I mean it’s just such a sad word and an even sadder emotion.
Grief comes in different forms
As a young Mom with three children, one nursing at her breast – the news that my husband was having an affair (1978) and wanted to leave us brought a greater and deeper grief than losing my mom (2012).
As a 50-something Mom the grief I felt as I watched one of children nose dive into depression and drug-use brought the most horrific form of grief.
This current year we live in has a grief all its own. Watching much of the world succumbing to a socialistic agenda grieves me with a hopelessness of despair. I loathe it.
Has to be the greatest of all griefs. But I am NOT that person. God came oh-so-near to me in late 2002 when our family as a whole walked through an intense and horrific grief.
But, my heavenly Father deposited the greatest of all gifts in me…
Now, may the God of all Hope fill you with all Joy and Peace in believing, that you may abound in Hope by the power of Holy Spirit. Romans 15.13
Hope Changes Everything
I have watched it change people, things, situations, world crises – I pray in hope because I know what My Father stands for. I know what Christ died for. And, I know that this life isn’t all there is – there is an eternal rest for the people of God. And, for that I am eternally grateful.