We have entered a chapter in our lives, where we will be experiencing all of the firsts without Faith. Last week was one year ago that we found out I was pregnant. All of these anniversaries will bring back memories, and the wonder of what she would be like. This is a different season of grief.
Truthfully, I would say this season is probably a little harder. Our lives have changed tremendously. And as it often happens with change, Satan has tried to wreak havoc on the fact that with change comes some uncertainty. Just when we feel like we finally have our heads above water, another wave comes crashing down. Or when we put out one fire, we find ourselves walking in another. We have felt extremely defeated at times. Every aspect of our lives has been affected by our grief.
Our devotion this morning was on Isaiah 43:1-2. I know the Lord heard my heart and gave us these words:
1But now thus saith the LORD that created thee, O Jacob, and he that formed thee, O Israel, Fear not: for I have redeemed thee, I have called thee by thy name; thou art mine.
2When thou passest through the waters, I will be with thee; and through the rivers, they shall not overflow thee: when thou walkest through the fire, thou shalt not be burned; neither shall the flame kindle upon thee.
Our devotion pointed out that the Bible doesn’t say “if” we pass through the waters or “if” we walk through the fire. It clearly says “WHEN.” He also tells us that WHEN we go through these things, they will not destroy us, because we belong to Him.
Though this new season of our lives will undoubtedly bring some sorrow, they will also bring joy. And while some things here on earth may seem uncertain, there’s one thing that will always remain the same….Jesus!
When you’re passing through the waters or walking in the fire, I pray that you will know with certainty that you can trust in Him.