Trusting God - All the Time

Trusting God - All the Time

Almost seven months ago, as you may know, I lost my mother suddenly and unexpectedly to death. One thing that we can expect in life is death, but we don't always know when it will occur or how (Romans 5:12). The events surrounding death and the days/years after can be a somewhat confusing time. It can be a detrimental time for people who especially are lacking in their faith.

It has not been an easy time, in particular, for myself. I struggle with questions that I will never get an answer to, the phone calls and texts that I can't make, the holidays that will forever be different, moments and new memories that won't be shared together, and I could go on and on.

Many people write blogs, lessons and sermons on what they learned through grief, so I naturally assumed I would have one of these, as well. I tried to force myself to write one a month or so after the funeral, to no avail. It wasn't until a few months ago that things began clicking. The next morning I sat reading different things and I came across an Instagram post with Psalm 55:22, "Cast your burden on the Lord and He will sustain you..." Wow! What a powerful thought. As I think back, that was exactly what was happening. (I don't say this to boast) Despite my struggles with the mundane things of life and worldly desires, I have never questioned God as to why my mother had to leave this life.

TRUST GOD!

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The Storms of Life

The Storms of Life

As I sit in my office and listen to the rain drops on the window and the roof, I am flooded with imagery and songs. All over the Southeast, storms have swirled around communities. Some of the storms have produced damage, some have produced flooding, and some of the storms have just been rain. As I think about the varying degrees of storms that people have experienced over the last several hours, I can't help but to think of the storms that we face in our lives.

Different songs flood my mind that use the word storm that we sing in our worship services often...

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