A Decade

Can you hear that? You can’t? Me either!! That is because right now my house is totally quiet. The news is on mute. The kids are at school. Brad is at work. I am just finished writing my portion of devotions for our churches cancer ministry.  I can sit here for the next few minutes because I have nothing that has to be done. The house has been cleaned (well, it was clean), laundry has been done and I am sitting on my dirty brown but should be tan couch and taking a break.

I am thinking how this month on August 26 will be 10 years since Jake has been in heaven.

10 years. A decade.

I remember when I didn’t think I would make it through the day. We have come so far. His grace has carried us through.

To celebrate 10 years, my book, God Enough is in its finishing stages. I am sure by September it will be available. God has done a miracle. What a testament to God’s grace and sustaining power than to say ten years later , the Lord has done great things for us.

Psalm 126 says:

“When the LORD restored the fortunes of Zion,
we were like those who dream.
Then our mouth was filled with laughter,
and our tongue with shouts of joy;
then they said among the nations,
“The LORD has done great things for them.”
The LORD has done great things for us;
we are glad.”

These verses are a my thoughts exactly. The Lord has restored us. We can dream and laugh again. Our tongues are full of joy. I can wholeheartedly say “THE LORD HAS DONE GREAT THINGS FOR US and we are glad.”

Most importantly, I want you to know  – wherever you are, He will carry you through if you let Him. No matter how dark it feels, how lonely, how desperate – God can and will be enough for whatever you are facing. Today you might wonder how in the world you are going to make it through the day but I can promise you this: If you allow God to have complete control of your life – He will turn you crying to laughter, your sorrow to joy, and your cries to shouts of joy. There can be a day when you look back and say, “The Lord has done great things for us, and we are glad.”



6 thoughts on “A Decade

  1. Sorry for your lost, my son went to heaven eight months ago, my heart bleeds each time it takes a beat. Some times when I go to bed I think that it’s better if I would not wake up. I pray to God that a time will come when (if I continue to live) I can laugh again without feeling guilty, to praise, and worship Him, because I can’t even open my mouth to praise. I have tried counseling both spiritual and secular, no help.

    1. I am very sorry for your loss. I will be praying for you. I understand how you feel and I promise the pain does ease. It never goes away but you do get too a point where you can do these things again! Blessings!

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