The Former Things Are Passed Away

Even if it’s through this blog, my book, the way I live my life. Somehow the message of hope will prevail.

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“He will wipe every tear from their eyes. There won’t be death anymore. There won’t be any grief, crying, or pain, because the first things have disappeared.” Rev. 21:4

from International Standard Version (©2008)

I can’t tell you how many times I have come back to this scripture for comfort during my journey of grief. These words written have given me hope to get through a tough minute. The hope to get through a tough day. The hope to get through this tough life.

For me it’s comforting to know that one day there will be no more tears, no more death, no more mourning. That one day when Jesus returns all the bad things will be passed and I will be able to see my loved ones who have gone before me.

When you are dealing with grief some days it’s hard to see the blue sky for the grey clouds. The blue sky represents life and the grey clouds represent death. That is why it is so important to have a firm foundation in a faith that will sustain you during those tough times.

I know that some people who are experiencing this journey of loss may not have a faith like mine. They may not have any faith at all. I seriously don’t know how any one could go through such a loss could survive it without faith. My faith has been the rope I have clung to for so long.

I understand that not everyone believes what I believe. But I can tell you without a doubt that I am still standing because of my faith. I am still alive because of my faith. I am still moving forward because of my faith. My faith that God will make all things right. That God will return all that has been taken from me.

I believe with all of my broken-heart that God will continue to heal it and to mold my new life into something far greater than I’ve ever experienced before. Something that will make a difference in the world. Even if it’s through this blog, my book, the way I live my life. Somehow the message of hope will prevail.

People often ask me how I make it through each day. Simple, unseen, but heart-felt belief in God.

Until next time

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