My loss feels profound but pales in comparison to the loss to his precious family.
And so when a special valentine message came from one of my sisters today, it contained words which are a balm to my soul. I share them here as evidence of God's encouraging care when our hearts are deeply saddened. Our Heavenly Father is so creative in how he brings healing to those who grieve.
"...I delight in praying for you. You have a heavy heart right now and
I want you to know that I'm lifting you up in prayer.
I don't know what today will hold for you,
but I know that it can be completely entrusted to God."
"'O Sovereign Lord, King of all creation, Lord of all that is
visible and invisible for all time and eternity, grant that I
might this day allow You to hold the same place in my heart
that You hold in all the universe. Teach me to submit to Your
wise counsel and command even as the angels of heaven do so
with joy and delight.
So fully believe that You are both good and sovereign that I
would absolutely refuse to worry, knowing that You are
working all things for my good today even those things I
don't understand and that seem so unfair.
O Sovereign Lord, thank You for Jesus, who by His willful
death and supernatural resurrection has defeated death, sin,
and Satan, both now and forever. I confess You, Lord Jesus,
as my King, my God, and my faithful Friend and Savior!