Monday, October 6, 2008

Praying today for those facing loss

Dear friends,

Would you join me in praying for those facing loss?  I know that includes so many of us - in many different situations.

This in on my heart - though I've debated posting it at all.  It seems a little selfish to ask as it isn't a huge or urgent request.  I've been praying and trying to find where God wants me in the midst of some of my own pain.  I want to learn.  I want to walk the path that He has called me to - and to do it with joy and contentment.  Sometimes its hard.

Today (Oct 7th) was the due date of our little that was born into heaven.  It's been a hard loss for me for a number of reasons.  Though I only carried this little one here for about 10 weeks, I still carry this sweet child in my heart.  I know that there are many others here who have faced this loss and other loss related to children.  Many far worse.  Tonight I was working on a quilt square for a gal that has lost her son.  It was an opportunity to pray for this precious family facing a loss that I can't even imagine.

I'm feeling more at peace, though I still miss this baby.  I've been praying.  I want to be in God's will and not get stuck in feeling sad or hopeless or envious.  I know beyond a shadow of a doubt that God loves me and is working things out for good.  I know that doesn't mean a life without pain and heartache. 

As I've been praying today, my heart has been turned to the many people that are hurting, grieving.  I know so many that have faced such great heartache.  I'm praying today for those who have experienced loss - that you would know beyond a shadow of a doubt that you are loved so deeply by a loving Father.

A friend reminded me of the truths in Psalm 23.  Some of the things that really resonated with my heart are that the Lord is my shepherd, I shall not want.  He does fully meet my needs and I'm thankful for that.  He restoreth my soul.  This is a sweet promise.  Thank you Lord!

Please pray with me.