“How can you ‘celebrate’ Mother’s Day without one of your children?
How can you endure the day when you long to hug them and hear their voice and that is not possible?
How can you see other friends and family members enjoying their families and not be jealous because your family is missing someone so important?
How can you smile and pretend like everything is OK when inside, your heart is breaking?
Only with God’s help can the hard days become easier.
When you feel like your heart is literally breaking in two, God is there to lift you up and comfort you as only He can do.
‘But you, O Lord, are a shield about me,
My glory, and the One who lifts my head.’
Psalm 3:3 (NASB)
The picture depicted there is one whose head is bowed so low with the weight of their burdens that they do not even have the strength to look up. I can envision God the Father putting His finger under your chin and tilting your head up so that you can see Him tenderly smiling down on you in love and compassionate understanding of all that you are feeling and experiencing.
‘Surely He has borne our griefs and carried our sorrows …’ Isaiah 53:4a (ESV)
Jesus bore not only our sins on the cross but He endured the suffering we deserved. He knew what it was like to feel alone and deserted. He knew the heartbreak of grief.
When his friend Lazarus died, He wept with Martha and Mary, sharing in their grief, even though He knew He was about to raise Lazarus from the dead.
God sees … He knows … He cares for YOU!
May your memories of your child be sweet and comforting.
May you allow God to lift your head up to see His love and compassion shining down on you.
You are not alone.
‘… for He has said, ‘I will never leave you nor forsake you.‘ Hebrews 13:5b (ESV)
God is there with you right now.”
~Charlotte Miller, Helping Hurting Hearts