So many times I have wondered how I managed to get through that first year of grief. Reflecting back, there have been many times in life’s journey I have thought the same thing while going through other things besides grief. Have you ever thought the same thing? Life has a way of throwing us curves that sometimes we just do not understand. Perhaps we never will understand!
In those times when well-meaning friends or family say those thing to us that we just think – ‘Really did you just say that?’ Unless one has walked in your shoes, they probably do not understand. I truly believe God gives His grace during these times to help us through our journey. John 1:16 reads: Out of his fullness we have all received grace in place of grace already given. I so understand that at the time it may not seem possible, but it does become part of our healing process.
The church I grew up in, one of the ladies had a beautiful alto voice often sang a song by the name of ‘He Giveth More Grace’ written by Annie J Flint. This is a song written about how when life gets tough, God’s grace keeps giving. Kathy Lee Gifford sings it beautifully on YouTube. I love the promises God gives us that even through these tough times in life, He is there for us.
Throughout our lives, we may be the one who really needs an extra dose of God’s grace. Other times, we really need to give an extra dose of God’s grace. This isn’t always easy when we have been hurt, but someone’s unkind words, or without thinking we may say those unkind words. Just thinking about this kind of hurts when we truly think about it. But remember – God’s Grace!!!!
Regardless if you are suffering from a loss of a loved one, loss of a job, have had to move due to a new job, perhaps a divorce, there are many journey’s that are tough to walk through. For those who have been there for you as you have walked your journey, may the comfort you received from them, you in turn be the comfort to the person God puts in your life to comfort. Colossians 4:6 says: Let your conversation be always full of grace………..
If you feel you may be stuck in your journey, please do not hesitate to talk to a trusted friend, your pastor or a counselor.
My prayer is you feel and understand God’s grace in your life. May you be a blessing to those who have blessed you!