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What do you do when life leaves you shattered? And you don’t know where to find the pieces… much less how to start putting anything back together?

I don’t know what your experience of loss looks like. Mine includes the heartbreak of 4 miscarriages and no living children yet.

In my struggle to find God in the midst of my grief and unanswered questions, I have to remember that I’m not at the end of the story yet. If I don’t see all of God’s promises happening right now, perhaps they are meant for a later time…

Perhaps, for the time being, we are on a boulder-strewn road at night, in a world full of brokenness and loss. And over on the horizon, there is a pale gleam of light that tells us that this night is almost over and daylight will eventually come…

That first gleam of dawn gives me hope. Hope that the darkness in this world is not the end of my story… One day I will stand in the presence of God in the full light of day. And He promises to wipe every tear from my eyes. (Revelation 21:4)

In the midst of our loss, we need Hope that is deeper than the darkness that threatens to fill our vision. In my deepest pain, I find God’s love to be deeper and more persistent.

Join me on this journey of reflecting on those moments which, like the first rays of sunlight stealing across a dark landscape, remind us of God’s Love in the very midst of grief and unanswered questions.

“The way of the righteous is like the first gleam of dawn, which shines ever brighter until the full light of day.” Proverbs 4:18

Read my favorite blog posts here:
AcaciaTree croppedWhen I Don’t Know What To Believe Anymore
When life came crashing down and I found myself in a dark time of not knowing what to believe anymore, I needed tangible proof of God’s Love. Woven into the Jewish tabernacle and the Acacia tree is such a clear picture of Jesus on the cross, with a whiplashed back and a crown of thorns…

 

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Did God Forget About Me?
How can I know that God’s Love for me goes deeper than my pain and questions? I find comfort in looking to Jesus, and seeing that He understands what it’s like to cry at the silent sky- “My God, my God, why have you forsaken me?”

 

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  1. Thank you for checking out my blog. I’m glad you found something encouraging there! I suffered one miscarriage only, but I have friends who have been through multiple miscarriages – one who eventually had five children after four losses. I can’t imagine the pain of hoping, being excited and then losing a child – it breaks my heart for you. I guess I can relate slightly in other ways. Promises that don’t come when we expect or look like we hoped leave us flattened, don’t they? As you’ve so rightly said, those losses draw us closer to God as he comforts us even when we don’t understand what he is doing. I admire your faith and peace in spite of your great losses. Hold fast. I’ll be praying for you too!

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    1. Thankyou, Laura. I appreciate your prayers and encouragement! And I have so very much appreciated reading your blog and seeing your beautiful and deep faith in God, through everything you have been through. God gets all the glory. 🙂

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  2. My co-worker, like you endured 3 miscarriages. She is just days away from giving birth to her second child. She is very careful to obey all doctors orders for the best possible outcome. Please pray for her as she approaches her due date. Her name is Elizabeth and her due date is May 29th.

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    1. Thankyou for your encouragement in sharing your coworker’s story. I will definitely be praying for Elizabeth and her baby, especially that she has a safe delivery at the end of May!

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      1. So sorry Julie, I just commented on another post. Elizabeth is doing fine. She is home safely with her second baby girl, Ireland Kelli. She was ever so careful throughout her pregnancy because like you, she lost too many. We are continuing to pray for you, our dear sister in Christ!!

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  3. While I have not gone through a miscarriage personally, I have experienced different kinds of loss. Every time, God has shown me some kind of Hope or gleam of dawn to look forward to. Not always in the midst of the loss, but after a short season. May God hold you close to his heart!

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    1. Thankyou for your kind words. I agree with you that it’s always easier to see what God is doing in hindsight, instead of in the moment! Our experience of loss may be different, but the thread that weaves us together is Jesus. And I’m thankful for friends like you, who share the Hope of Jesus to encourage others on the journey! Btw- I love your blog! 😊

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