The LORD is there to rescue all who are discouraged and have given up Hope.
~Psalm 34:18 CEV
Despair is fleeting; Hope is eternal.
We cannot appreciate The Light without first being aware of The Dark.
At those times, I don't know who I am; I don't know what I am capable of doing; I am challenged emotionally, mentally, physically, spiritually, and in strength and endurance. Grief and Trauma are depleting in and of themselves. It doesn't take much more impetus to lose my way and plummet on down into Despair.
After all, what is our God? God IS Love.
Why did our God allow Himself the suffering of Child-Loss? Why did our LORD allow Himself the suffering of Death? ALL for LOVE. ALL for LOVE. ALL for LOVE.
Why do I grieve my Child? ALL for LOVE.
"God draws close to the brokenhearted, and saves those who are crushed in spirit."
"God heals the brokenhearted and bandages their wounds."
YOU keep track of all my sorrows. YOU have collected all my tears in YOUR bottle. You have recorded each one in YOUR book.
Why would He collect our tears in His bottle?
It was because of God's love for us that He willingly gave up His only Son to die for us so that we might live, eternally, with Him.
For God so loved the world, that He gave His only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in Him should not perish but have everlasting LIFE.
The world wants to shame me for my weakness and helplessness. They want it to go away, and for me to "move on" away from my suffering...
The LORD understands my suffering. He suffered too.
The Bible clearly tells us it was because of Jesus' love for us that He laid down His life for us, that we can live again, forever with Him.
This is how we know what LOVE is: Jesus Christ laid down His life for us.
And by His suffering, we also can heal. The Bible even tells us,
"By His wounds we are healed."
God called you to do good, even if it means suffering, just as Christ suffered for you. He is your example and you must follow in His steps.
And Hope does not disappoint us, because God has poured out His Love into our hearts by the Holy Spirit, whom He has given us.
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