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Wednesday, May 28, 2014

Today's lesson !

As I continue to deal with my lose and the process of grieving . I learn one thing every day.
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God Is Always In Control
Isaiah 45:5-7
I admit that I often don’t understand why bad things happen. Even so, I believe that God has a purpose for everythingHe does or permits. My faith is rooted in the biblical principle that says the Lord is sovereign (Ps. 22:28). He is in absolute control of this universe, the natural and political climate of this earth, and my life and yours.

When we are in the midst of a trial, it is hard to resist crying out, “God, Why is this happening?” Sometimes we get the answer and sometimes we don’t. What we can be sure of is that nothing happens by accident or coincidence. 

He has a purpose for even our most painful experiences. Moreover, we have His promise to “cause all things to work together for good to those who love God” (Rom. 8:28).
Seeing in advance how the Lord will work evil or hurt for our benefit is very difficult, if not impossible. My limited human perspective doesn’t allow me to grasp His greater plan. 

However, I can confirm the truth of this biblical promise because the Father’s good handiwork appears all through my pain, hardship, and loss. I have experienced Him turn mourning into gladness and have seen Him reap bountiful blessings and benefits from my darkest hours.

As believers, we must accept that God won’t always make sense to us. Isaiah teaches that His ways and thoughts are higher than our own (Isa. 55:9). He sees the beautifully completed big picture. We can rely on the fact that God is in control, no matter how wildly off-kilter our world seems to spin. 

Monday, May 19, 2014

On My mind today as I continue to Reflect !

Sometimes our life can seem like a long, dark tunnel. Perhaps we are unable to discover a solution for a problem, or we cannot find relief from pain. Regardless of the direction we turn, we can’t find hope for anything better than our present circumstances.
Thankfully, we serve a God who feels our pain and knows our limitations firsthand. Jesus Christ walked through the valley of the shadow of death and cried out, “My God, My God, why have You forsaken Me?” (Mark 15:34). 

This means that when our faith is stretched to the breaking point, our strength is exhausted, and our dreams are shattered like glass, Jesus understands. And He asks us to hold on, even when everything in us screams to give up.

Giving up means abandoning God’s help for our own strength. We try to manipulate a situation or simply avoid pain. In essence, we are choosing to believe that Satan in his worldly power is stronger than Christ within us—which is the exact opposite of what the Bible says is true (1 John 4:4). Of course, the devil is not more powerful, but we let him win a battle if we give up on the assurance that God will see us through difficulty. When we have that attitude, we miss the Father’s blessing and limit our usefulness in His kingdom.

Even when we cannot detect His presence, God is working every moment on our problem. But we must trust His perfect timing for revealing the answer. Your Father knows your hurt, and He will bring you through that dark tunnel. Do not give up before receiving His blessing. "

This meditation piece has truelly helped me not to throw in the towel and wallow in woe is me effect.

Hope this can help someone else going through pain and saddness now or in the near future.

Monday, May 12, 2014

My Sister , My Friend ( 2 )

As the days go by and I continue to think of my sister , certain thoughts have found their way into my mind . Like the fact that there are special characteristics unique to the sibling bond. It is a relationship that can be quite profound, either positively or negatively.

Brothers and sisters influence each other’s identity in fundamental ways
Along with this, just living together in the intimacy of family life puts us in positions with our siblings where normal feelings of tension and aggression are bound to erupt. Yet siblings are also often sources of affection and security.

Sibling relationships may be close and intimate, distant and formal, or anything in between. What is important to remember is that sibling relationships are often marked by attachment as well as antagonism, caring as well as competition, and loyalty as well as lingering resentment. Certainly one of the primary factors influencing my grief over the death of my sister is the type of relationship I had with her. In this case I loved our relationship irrespective of the ups and downs.

You are all over my head today dear Abby , missing you lots !

Wednesday, May 7, 2014

My Sister , My Friend ! ( 1 )

Greetings to all who visit my blog & Foadac outreach,

I have been away from my outreach and my blog for quite some sometime now. That is because the cold hands of death took my sister away. She was my friend , she was my poster girl for (foadac) My sister was beautiful , kind , loving , fun , a jewel that was simply special .

There is no other loss in adult life that appears to be so neglected as the death of a brother or sister. It is sometimes not even a subject of discussion. Nevertheless, this is a loss to which most of us are repeatedly exposed. While we have only one mother, one father, and one spouse (at least at any given point in time), it is not uncommon to have several siblings. Therefore we are more exposed to sibling deaths than to other losses.

When you lose a brother or sister in adult life, you experience many of the same losses as you would if you had lost that sibling in childhood. However, despite the fact that you are more mature and have access to the resources you require, you have the disadvantage that there is less social recognition of the loss as an important one.

The death of a sister means that you have lost someone who was a part of your formative past. This person shared common memories with you, along with critical childhood experiences and family history.

Abby has died and I have lost someone who has been in my life for a very long time. A constant in my life is now gone though not erased.

When death robs you of a sibling, it feels particularly unfair, untimely, and cruel. On the flip side, her sweet and gentle soul has now moved on to the great beyond and resting in perfect peace.

So I will just let grief run its course as I continue to thank God for allowing me to share in her life.

Please bear with me as I run this series on my blog for a little while yet!!

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