Sunday, February 28, 2010

Spiritual Sunday; Grieving


Even in laughter the heart may ache, 

and joy may end in grief. 

Proverbs 14:13


I find myself grieving on the Lord's day. Through my rejoice and thankfulness at church this morning deep inside I am hurting. I debated whether to write this here but I know I need to, writing has always been therapy for me. If I was grieving for only myself perhaps I would keep the grief to myself. However, today I am mourning the calling of a sweet angel to heaven. Kara Faith's journey has been written so beautifully by her Mother and Father on her blog Kara Faith. God had a plan when he gave Kara to Nancy and Stuart and their children. Beyond the foundation that they have created for other HPE children, Kara has touched the lives of countless people just like me across the world. So beautiful, so perfect. Now she is resting in the arms of her Heavenly Father, peaceful, perfect, and healthy.

Joy may end in grief. How true, so very true. Yesterday started joyous for Kara's family but ended in grief. Likewise, yesterday started joyous for my family and I but ended with heartbreaking sadness. Yesterday confirmed what my husband and I had been suspecting for a week or so; I was pregnant. A long journey to grow our family, a test of faith and trust in the Lord had come to fruition, a blessed new life was growing inside me. Last night it all came crashing down. Through God's infinite wisdom and ultimate plan for my life, he has ushered me onto the road of miscarriage. While deeply saddened and crying as I write this, I have a peace within me that can only come from my Heavenly Father. I am not angry or hopeless. I have complete trust in Him that this is all part of His plan.

Be blessed my dear friends on this Sabbath! Hold your family close. Joy may end in grief.





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11 comments:

  1. My heart aches for you, Alexis, and for Kara Faith's family ... but I'm reassured by your testament of Faith.
    Thank you for making a decision to post today ... and remind us never to take our days on this Earth for granted.
    Blessings for continued strength,
    Myra

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  2. Lifting up all of you in prayer. Remember the shortest verse in the bible, "Jesus wept."
    Our Lord knows what it is to grieve and is with you as you work through it. Peace.

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  3. It is amazing how we can suffer and grieve so much and still have a certain joy when we know that God has a plan and we just don't understand it all yet. But we know that some day we will.
    Praying for you Alexis. Thank you for sharing your heart with us.
    Charlotte

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  4. Thank you for sharing and so sorry. Praying for the Lord's comfort, strength and healing over you and your family. God bless.

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  5. Alexis I'm so sorry, I will be praying for your family.

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  6. My prayers and thoughts are with you and your family. I pray His comfort and abiding presence will become more real for you in the coming days. God be with you.

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  7. I will pray for you and your family.I'm so sorry that your hurting. I'm glad that we can to our Father in Heaven and pray for you.
    God Bless,
    Ginger

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  8. oh, I am so sad for you, and for Kara's family. Thank you so much for sharing this beautiful post. I am praying for you!

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