"Consider it all joy,
when you encounter various trials ,
for the testing of your faith
produces perseverance." James 1: 2-3
How can we ever consider it a joy
when we encounter trials?
But it is possible with TRUST-
Trust in God, and that whatever happens,
He will turn it for good.
My mother,after a long and difficult journey,
went home to the One who loves her the best
on February 15.
During her illness, there were times I would think
that God was not making any sense
and I struggled with trying to understand.
But when I decided I did not have to understand,
that I would just trust Him,
then I had the peace and joy that comes
even in the midst of trial and difficulty.
I can honestly say that I rejoice that my mother
is in her true home, where she belongs,
where we all belong.
I was looking for a miracle,
and God indeed gave me a miracle.
I thought I would be devastated,
because my mother was my best friend.
We could talk and talk and talk.
We could even quarrel and talk some more
until we could understand each other.
I am not devastated,
I am not even sad.
I have been looking for grief,
and I could not find him!
I believe you need grief to heal
and move on. Grief is good.
But you do not need to heal when
there is joy and gratefulness
in your heart!
I did not know it was possible,
but it is!
God can indeed do the impossible!
I was not happy with my portrait of my mom,
so I asked my brother Robert to fix it.
Here is what he did.
I am so happy with it!
I am not going to say goodbye, mommy!
I know we will be together again!
And there will be no goodbyes!
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