i never realized until this year just how many scriptures are about the sorrows we all will experience here on earth and how, with God's grace and mercy, He leads us through the trials we face and we become stronger because of them. i'm guessing that i never noticed them all because until this past year, i had never had moments where i truly didn't know how we were going to make it through each day; where waking up each morning meant we were another day closer to my son dying. the promises to me in those scriptures were the only hope i had to survive the nightmare i was living.
and now when i re-read those scriptures, i am at peace. comforted. but i'm especially joyful, because my God did not let me down. every promise came true. and now i know, from experience, that He is absolutely trustworthy and good.
and that, my friends, is where i began noticing healing in my heart.
two of my favorite friends, cathy and lindsey