As we entered into 2019, I was ready to walk proudly and boldly into the new year and live my best life. My faith was strong, and my steps were weighed knowing that God was already there ordering them. Then life came at me fast; better yet my faith was tested. I recently got news that shock me to the core. I began to wonder how am I supposed to encourage people when I feel so deflated and defeated? How can I tell you to be steadfast and unmovable when I felt the waver in my faith?

I have always been known to be “the strong one” but what happens when the strong one doesn’t want to be strong anymore. What do you do when so many feelings and emotions are bottled up and need to be released? I needed a moment of weakness, a moment to be emotional, a moment to cry out to God and pray for strength. I knew I needed to refill my cup in order to be able to pour into someone else’s. I had to push through this and come out of the dark place I felt myself slipping into. Grief is a hard-hitting emotion that will test your faith and make you push through.

As I began to write this post I had so many mixed emotions. I wanted to share my personal experiences with grief and why this time has hit so close to home and brought back so many dark memories, but those details do not matter. What does matter, is knowing that God is with me. He is a comforter and will cover me in my times of weakness and grief. I am learning to be patient this is a process, yes grief is a process. Grief is not something you will wake up the next day and be over. For some people; it may work like that but for me it doesn’t. The main difference between now the last time I was completely devastated by grief, is I am trusting completely in God to walk with me through this.

Our hope should be on Jesus Christ. He will meet us in our pain and heal us through the experiences. There is healing and power in the name Jesus. Our suffering will be temporary, Jesus said in John “I have said these things to you, that in me you may have peace. In the world you will have tribulation. But take heart; I have overcome the world.” (John 16:33) God’s grace will see you through you sorrow, challenges and issues. You will have peace!

If you are grieving, I pray you cling to God. He will be with you and restore you. I also ask that you keep my family in your prayers as we journey through grief and pain.

Always remember…. We can do all things through Christ who strengthens us. Hold on to your faith and hope. You will overcome with the help of Christ. WE will overcome.





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