Oh goodness, it’s been a tough few days for our family. Some days I seriously just long, with all my heart, for heaven. I long for the day when there will be no more sorrow, no more pain.
Today we lost someone so dear to our hearts. Anthony’s spiritual mom had such a deep and lasting impact on his life–more so than anyone else. She led him out of a cult and introduced him to his Savior in the 70’s, and has since been his mom and his mentor. Today Lynn was ushered into Glory after a challenging year of many hospitals stays and surgeries. This morning we could only imagine her heavenly welcome as one of His most faithful servants finally got to see her Maker face to face–the One whom she adored. Though we rejoice and know that right now she is dancing on streets of gold, healed and whole in every way, our hearts cannot help but wonder how life will feel without her in it.
I am so, so thankful for this woman of a Mighty God who helped to shape my husband to be who he is today. I am so grateful that one precious woman saw the amazing potential deep inside a messed up young man many years ago, and she believed in him!
I would so appreciate it if you would keep Anthony in your prayers in the days to come. His heart is aching.
There are so many things on my heart as I write this. Loss, friends struggling, families torn apart, orphans who lie bedridden, my family overseas whom I miss something awful, unanswered prayers, waiting on the Lord to move, on and on and on.
It’s just one of those days, you know? The kind where nothing really makes sense and I have to dig deep in my faith and remind myself that God is and always will be the Great I Am. The One who sees every tear we cry. The One who gently whispers to us that this is all so temporary, so fleeting…and then takes us by the hand and lovingly points us toward the finish line and says, “Rise! Keep pressing on!”
“The Lord gave and the Lord has taken away. Praise the name of the Lord!” Job 1:21
If you are going through struggles today, please know that I am praying for you…trusting that the Lord of Lords will be your strong tower–the One you run to.