Heading back home from vacation has been hard for me since Autry’s home going. I always enjoy visiting the kids and their families; the activity, the fun, the noise, the conversations. And then I walk into a very quiet home–no one to greet me–no one to hug–no one to share with. Pity party time? I suppose so; but I’m sure I’m not the only one who feels the same way.
Grief lasts a lot longer than our society realizes. Of course it gets better, but life is never the same. There is one thing, however, that never changes and that is the fact that I am really not alone. Jesus is always with me and He has never failed me. So, yes, I still have my sad moments (I’m human), but I can joy in the Lord for all He is and all He does for me.
“I will be with you; I will not fail you, nor forsake you. Be strong and of a good courage.” Joshua 1:5,6
For anyone today living with a loss, may I encourage you to keep in the word and walk with God every day.
For those who know someone who may be lonely because of a loss, don’t forget them; reach out in love.