Wednesday, February 22, 2012

thought for today...

Psalm 30:5

Patricia was stillborn on this day back in 1985.  Cameron's stillbirth followed in December of the same year.

Yesterday was a hard day and today is not much easier.   

I know that how I feel is not just about Patricia and Cameron.  It's also about having to leave Russia... and losing all of our belongings. So many mementos from the past 30 years of family life were lost.   Each time I remember something that was in one of those boxes it still causes me to weep a bit.  There are some days when we laugh about it all. And other days when it seems like it's all just a bad dream.

Today I am comforting myself with Psalm 30:5.  

I am trusting this night of grieving will not last forever...believing that joy will indeed come...in the morning.


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13 comments:

  1. believing with you. Joy cometh....

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  2. Long before Dan and I made the decision to sell everything we owned and move to Belize, a friend told me of his experience in leaving everything behind to do mission work. He said he found that he didn't own his things, they owned him, and that letting go was a liberating experience for him. Those words played through my mind many times as we sent my mother's antiques to auction, and sold or gave away everything else... It was a process that took some time, but I can honestly say it was a liberating experience. It is a grieving process, and that takes time. I'm praying that God will comfort you as only He can.

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  3. Praying that you will feel the arms of the Father holding you close. Joy truly does come in the morning - something to hang on to through the long night!
    ~Adrienne~

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  4. As someone who has a lost a child, I love and live this verse daily. In fact, it is one of the inspirations behind my own blog. I'm thinking of you today and wishing your days are JOY-filled. Take care, friend!

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  5. I am so sorry for these loses, Alida. We hold your arms up as you claim this verse.

    Fondly,
    Glenda

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  6. Sorry about your losses. Joy sure comes in the morning

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  7. Joy will come for you have the Lord but during these times, these days I bless you with a hug.

    http://theemptynestexpress.com

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  8. So sorry for your loss but the verse you chose will see you through. One day you just might see those two little ones. There is no way of knowing exactly what God has in store for all of us. May God grant you peace.

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  9. You could not have selected a better verse to provide you some comfort. Praying for and with you that this to shall pass and joy will indeed come in the morning.

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  10. Amen, joy will come in the morning.

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  11. Psalm 30:5 is probably my all-time favorite Bible verse. I highlighted it in my Bible when I was a young teenager and have turned to that page often.

    I have lived in the same house since my children were little, almost 30 years. I can't even imagine what it would be like to lose all my mementos and keepsakes. But I'm reminded of what the Bible says about the Blessed Virgin how "she kept these things and treasured them in her heart." No one and nothing can ever take those precious memories from you. They are in your heart forever.

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  12. Can't imagine how you must be feeling. Only know that it is possible to experience joy in the midst of pain. When my sister's husband died, our relatives could not believe how wrapped in God's love she was that she was protected from despair. I pray that you hold on to Him, the God of all consolation.

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  13. One of my very favorite verses! sabdue

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