February 15, 2011

Life's Heartaches

This is a message I left on someone's blog today. They are a missionary couple to Haiti that lost their youngest daughter to cancer last week. She was four. My heart breaks for them. I can't imagine yet in a way I know some of their struggle. Not losing their child of course but the emotions of wondering if you will lose your child. After writing the message it occured to me that it really expresses how very much we all need Jesus. How He wants to walk with us through it all....carrying us, loving us, healing us, breathing for us. Remind me daily of that Lord, I pray.

"In many ways although we don’t know one another our lives are similar. We too were missionaries serving in a foreign land. We too have faced losing our child. We too have crumbled at the feet of Jesus needing Him to carry us because we couldn’t take another breath without Him. Although, we endured hardship and heartbreak we did not lose our son. He remains with us on this earth. We are so sorry that your little girl is not with you here. We pray for you. We pray for Isabella, your daughter remaining with you. We share the burden of your suffering as we carry it to the cross each day asking Jesus to strengthen you and fill you so you can keep walking in Him alone. Today as my husband and I were talking about your great suffering we were discussing how often in this life we think once we get to heaven we will have questions for the Lord of WHY things happened but really more than likely when we get to heaven with Jesus it will not matter the why because we will be fully absorbed in worship to Him who sits on the throne. Hallelujah! I encourage you take those quiet, resting times to just simply be in His presence so He can fill you and give you the strength to face each new day. It is obvious you do so….continue so He can linger with you in those quiet places and heal your heart. This is our prayer for you as well:

Is. 40:31

“But those who hope in the LORD

will renew their strength.

They will soar on wings like eagles;

they will run and not grow weary,

they will walk and not be faint. “

May it be for all of us!


Avey said...

I can't even imagine going through that.
do you have their blog address?

susan said...

I've been there and it is a lonely, long road. Glad you can be there for them in prayer and encouragement. There are no "magic" words that heal the heart, but ministry of presence is tremendous.