Writing in my journal & here in my blog really helps me process things better.
When my son died at age 22 the bottom dropped out of my world; however, many people supported me and God’s Holy Spirit kept me from falling completely into a deeper pit.
All of us grieved & each of us, in our own way, are still grieving three years later.
At my son’s funeral one good soul gave my mom the following verse and it helped put things into perspective as we tried to make some sense of how my son’s mental health could take his life.
Here is that verse:
The righteous perish, and no one takes it to heart; the devout are taken away, and no one understands that the righteous are taken away to be spared from evil. Isaiah 57:1
Reading on a little further and considering the context, the persecution God’s people went through in their lifetime, we hear God’s comforting voice that there is more than just this life we know, more than this present darkness we are in.
For this is what the high and exalted One says— he who lives forever, whose name is holy: “I live in a high and holy place, but also with the one who is contrite and lowly in spirit, to revive the spirit of the lowly and to revive the heart of the contrite.
Isaiah 57:1, 15 NIV
You ask me how i know He lives? He lives within my heart and because He lives i can face tomorrow.
No matter how low and down we may sink God’s Holy Spirit is there to help & pull us up.
Remember, He will help you walk above the maze.