But I will sing of your strength, in the morning I will sing of your love; for you are my fortress, my refuge in times of trouble. - Psalm 59:16 .
Yesterday, I was overwhelmed with grief. I don’t know what triggered my feelings but I found myself crying uncontrollably for hours. I can’t remember the last time I sobbed that way. There was no specific train of thought in my head. No memory of happier times. Grief, like a thief in the night, simply came in and ransacked my heart and mind. I cried myself to sleep sometime around 5PM. .
While I know grief is a process and we have to walk through it to find a new normal, I also know that if we get stuck in that place of despondency, we cannot live the life God has called us to. We lose our sense of purpose and our focus becomes the feelings. Anything that takes our focus off Christ is not the way to live a life that truly honors God. And that is my heart’s desire above all else! .
This morning, I choose to think on this scripture. In every trial of my life, God has been my refuge. He hasn’t left my side through any of it! And He never will! .
Praying today for those who are feeling broken. God specializes in helping us pick up the pieces to put them back together. Grief changes us. It leaves visible and invisible scars. But God always uses those deep hurts for His glory and our good. Always! .
If I can pray for you today, please reach out.