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Comfort for my readers:

TILL THE STORM PASSES BY

In the dark of the midnight have I oft hid my face,

While the storm howls above me, and there’s no hiding place.

‘Mid the crash of the thunder, Precious Lord, hear my cry,

Keep me safe till the storm passes by.

Chorus                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Til the storm passes over, till the thunder sounds no more,

Till the clouds roll forever from the sky;

Hold me fast, let me stand in the hollow of Thy hand,

Keep me safe til the storm passes by.

…written by Mosie Lister, recorded by Bill Gaither.

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Going through grief is enough to make a person feel vulnerable. In my loss years ago, I felt it the most in fatigue and nausea.

Are we really as weak as we feel?

Last week, I underwent minor surgery and reacted to the sedative I was given.

At the time, I was certain I would once again be battling my way, eating through the nausea in order to feel better, as I did two years ago. (see A Life In Balance, http://wp.me/pz1Df-6n).

However, I came home, slept three hours and felt fine. And I am left seeing evidence of strength I didn’t realize my body has. 

Does going through grief itself strengthen us? Or, is it God who is strong in our weakness? Or both?

What do you think?

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