Thursday, October 25, 2012

Rambling or Reflecting, I know not which

Peace. It's something we all strive for. True peace can only come from God; whether it is inner peace or world peace. By reading and studying Scripture I am assured that if I focus on Him I will have peace because GOD WILL GIVE IT TO ME.


The LORD will give strength to His people; The LORD will bless His people with peace. ~ Psalm 29:11


Trust. It's not easy. It's like any other relationship; it takes time to build. But by staying in His Word, praying and being still long enough to hear His voice and feel His Spirit in me, it becomes easier. Almost second nature. 



You will keep him in perfect peace, whose mind is stayed on you: because he trusts in you. ~ Isaiah 26:3 



Never have I been so challenged as the last 5 1/2 months. I know I've said this before and many of you (maybe all of you) might be tired of hearing it but I can't say it enough. Without knowing Christ and fully, 100% trusting in Him, I would have gone crazy since my Amy's death. 



I still cry and at the stupidest things! Last night we watched an old episode of Doctor Who; the final one with Rose. When they were separated by that white wall in the end, both of them with their faces pressed on opposite sides as if they could feel the others presence, I thought of my sweet Amy and the tears that had been slowly trickling down my cheeks became a gushing waterfall. 



For me, this world is my white wall; all that separates us. I close my eyes and I can feel her. She's just on the other side. And here I am, grieving the separation while at the same time feeling at peace, trusting my Lord, confident in knowing that I shall be reunited with her one day.



Peace I leave with you; my peace I give you. I do not give to you as the world gives. Do not let your hearts be troubled and do not be afraid. ~ John 14:27 



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(All you Doctor Who fans know the episode I'm talking about. If you don't, you can find them on Netflix)

18 comments:

  1. Such a beautiful witness and testimony you give Anne. The peace that passes all understanding is in HIM and knowing that Amy is only a breath away, in His Peace must be very comforting. We'll see Amy Girl again one day. Peace of the Lord. xoxoxS

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    1. Thank you, sweet Suzy! I am so blessed to have you for my sister ♥xoxo

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  2. Anne, I have just met you, yet reading this post I could almost feel your heartache...I had tears in my eyes while reading it. You're right, God does give peace and will strengthen you. Thank you for the good reminder and the sweet Scripture. Have a sweet day, friend!

    Hugs,
    Stephanie

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    1. Stephanie, Thank you for the kind words. He is faithful and true! Have a great weekend :)

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  3. Yes, soaking in the Word and God's presence will bring about true peace and trust. And I love that episode of Doctor Who! It's so sad, and yet so good. Someday soon you'll get to be with your Amy again, so rejoice, and praise Him! He is good!

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    1. Hey Gwen, We've been enjoying watching from the Doctor before David Tennant and working our way to the present one (although we have seen Matt Smith's first two season already). Some of the episodes are so emotional!
      Thanks for your encouraging words. You're a sweet friend!

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  4. Doctor Who is a staple at our house. It's how my oldest daughter and husband got together as they hung out to watch the show. We had a Tardis cookie jar for their wedding table centerpiece.

    So sorry for your loss, Anne. I am coming over via FB this morning. Thank you for your honesty in pain and your memories of your sweet girl.

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    1. Hi Lynne, A Tradis cookie jar would be SO cool! We're super syfy geeks around here :)

      Thanks for coming by and commenting. It's nice to "meet" you. Have a great weekend!

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    1. Hey Lisa, Thanks for the cyber hug! They're just as good as real ones sometimes :) Have a great weekend!

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  6. My heart goes out to you, Anne. Grief can be so difficult to understand and even harder to endure. May you feel the loving arms of our Lord upholding you as you travel the cloudy days ahead. And yes, there will be tears. Even torrents at times. But that's OK. He knows what you're going through, tears and all. Like us, He wept when He lost a loved one.

    Hugs, my friend.

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    1. Hey Keli, You have such a way with words ;) Thank you so much for taking time to encourage me! I do feel His arms around me and holding me each day, and I know one day all my tears will wiped away. I just have to let out the thoughts sometimes.

      I hope you have a terrific weekend in sunny CA! Hugs right back at ya'

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  7. How, indeed, can you cope with life without our loving savior! I cannot imagine what facing life's trials and uncertainties would be like. He is our ever present help...and I am so grateful!
    Ruth

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  8. Hello Ruth, It was such a hopeless existence before I knew Him. Now He is my all in all, my strength when I am weak. Thanks for stopping by today. I hope you have a blessed weekend!

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  9. What a beautiful testimony of faith and trust. I went back and read some of your story of Amy and your loss of this precious girl. I'm touched by your open heart and reliance on God. He is there. Always. In the thick of all our sorrows, I have seen Him and heard His voice of strength. And I know you have too.
    Blessings
    Dotti :)

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    1. Hi Dorothy, You're so kind to go back and read about my Amy. She was a sweetheart! I miss her greatly but it is a comfort to know that she is whole and I will see her again one day. Thanks for coming by and following!

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  10. Your love for Amy is pure and beautiful! I'm reminded of the verses in Isaiah 49: "Can a mother forget the baby at her breast and have no compassion on the child she has borne?
    Though she may forget, I will not forget you. See, I have engraved you on the palms of my hands; your walls are ever before me." Praying peace and healing for you, Anne. Blessings!

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    1. Hey Renee, Thank you for that verse today! I had forgotten about that one. I appreciate your prayers, sweet friend.

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I am so delighted that you've taken time to come by and comment. Blessings for a joy-filled day!

1 Corinthians 1:3 ~ Grace and peace to you from God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ.

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