Yesterday I saw a cloud that looked like a stick figure person with really long arms, like someone with arms outstretched to hug me. Immediately, part of me thought, "Look at that! It's Jeanette hugging me from the clouds! Awwwww! How sweet is that!!!" But then, just as quickly, another thought came, "It's just a dumb cloud! It's nothing! It means nothing!" Suddenly, I literally felt myself sinking into a dark place of cold numbness where I don't have to feel anything, nothing good or bad, just nothing. It was not comforting, and I nipped that sensation in the bud right away! I will not go there! I deliberately turned my attention away from that dark place to notice the blue sky and the interesting clouds and what a beautiful day it was.
This morning, I had a wonderful, sweet quiet time with God. He assured me once again of his presence, not just with me, but indwelling in me. That is a beautiful thought! He reminded me that I am complete and whole in him, and there is no lack in him. Grief tells me there's a hole in my heart, but God tells me I am whole in him. Grief points to what's missing, but God points to how full and overflowing I am in him.
There are always two ways to look at things, and it's a choice which view I choose. I choose life!
Sara Faith Nelson
Sharing the journey, because, I find there are so many others making the trek through life without a loved one