What the Tide Brings InThursday, February 20, 2014
Now, I am facing a different challenge. I’m learning how to live my life without my daughter. I’m still trying to figure it out. Her rejection has been a crushing blow. Some days are better than others,
but still, I often find myself discouraged and stuck in my grief. I know God has a plan through this and I know He loves me, but sometimes I struggle to figure out how to do this. How do I get through each day? How do I keep my heart from splitting just a little bit more? Navigating these foreign waters and keeping my head above the waves is difficult. But still, I’m trying. I’m looking to God each day and breathing Him in.
This morning I read an incredibly encouraging post by my friend, Shelly, at Renewed Daily. In it she shared of her struggle with chronic illness and how she discovered how to manage her life through it. She encouraged us to trust God, continue praying…and just keep going. God will help us. His mercies are new each day!
I will wait for Him just as I did as a child waiting for the sun to rise so I could find the treasures the tide had brought in. Each day He is showering His love on me as He cares for me during this time. I know that He is strengthening me and He is giving me the tools to keep going. Each day is a new day and on the tide comes new hope. Hope for survival. Hope for healing. And hope for a future full of treasures with Him. “So now I know what I have to do. I have to keep breathing. And tomorrow the sun will rise, and who knows what the tide will bring in.” - William Broyles Jr., Cast Away
Breathing Him in,