|From left to right: Heinrich in the background, Joshua's dog, my husband and me 2010|
The Psalmist writes:
"Then called I upon the name of the Lord; O Lord, I beseech thee, deliver my soul."
Just when I've adjusted to life without my son Joshua with more days of joy and less grief, the anniversaries and the celebrations yank me down.
I remember then to call upon the name of the Lord. He's an instant comfort that no one else can give, nor any substance like food or drink can satisfy. I'm still sad, dear readers, but Jesus delivers my soul from the too heavy burden of loss. My heart is lighter as He carries me.
Another trigger besides holidays and anniversaries, can be when I'm not feeling well. Maybe it's an illness, or a minor or major injury. Grief will resurface and compound the current suffering that has no connection to the loss of Joshua.
Grief is complicated.
Jesus is not.
He still loves me.
Praise the name of our Lord, Jesus Christ.
Until next time . . . let's read our Bibles and learn more about Jesus.