Weary of Loss, but Rejoicing Anyway

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This week the prompt is:  Weary.

Last week the prompt was Dance, and I could not write at all.  In fact, I snorted to myself when I read that.  Why?

Because I’m weary!

I’m so weary of pain and death.

October 25 my dad died.  I’m blessed by so many things, not the least of which is that I was there in time to say goodbye and to be with my mom.  I’m blessed by my amazing siblings and the way we all stood together for his service and for my mom.  I’m blessed by his life, his service to others and his steadfast faith and what it inspires in me.

But I’m weary of death.

As we landed in my parent’s town and drove from the airport, my husband got word that his grandmother wasn’t expect to make it through the weekend.  He rented a car and took our kids down to say goodbye.  An hour away from grandma’s care facility, they got word that she went to sleep in Jesus.

Upon returning home this week we found out a dear soul and prayer warrior that has blessed us for years has also passed away.

Yesterday, an alumnus from a school is our same conference was killed in a car accident on his way to a fun event.  I didn’t know him, but it is still news that smacks one in the face when students you care for are faced with loss.

Weary of death.  Weary of this life – this life that is not running as God designed.  Oh yes, I’m fully aware that God is still in control but sin has changed His original plans  and sometimes THIS LIFE is HORRID.

Well, this is depressing, right?

It’s not.  I promise.  I am weary.  But I have a solution.  Before I get too carried away sounding like David in Psalm 6:  “I am weary with my groaning; all the night make I my bed to swim; I water my couch with my tears” I can change that.

I believe it’s okay to be weary.  God does not like death either.  But He’s got a plan that I need to remember.  There are two Bible promises I want to share today:

Isaiah 40:28-31.  This one is my daughter’s favorite and one we exchanged today.  I’ll pass it on to you.

God gives strength to the weary!

God gives strength to the weary!

I Corinthians 15: 54-57.  Death has no power over us.  The pain is felt, but it’s not forever, because Christ covered forever with His sacrifice!

Death has no victory - that belongs to Christ!

Death has no victory – that belongs to Christ!

 

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