The Beauty of Being
Up To Know Good on Monday
January 29, 2007
Last week I shared how I heard the news of my first husbands sudden death. For months afterwards, I worked through my grief. With great determination, I sought to know what I needed to do to get over the intense emotional pain I felt. I thought, if I just know what steps to take, I can be fine and feel okay again. The truth was, however, that my heart was completely shattered, and I was unable to do anything to repair it.
Do Good - Do you believe God loves you? If so, write down several reasons you know this to be true. If not, why not?
Through many tears and the loving guidance of my counselor, I started to see that grief was not about doing, but about accepting. One day I poured out my messy emotions to God and realized that my Creator loved me far beyond what I ever could have imagined. Seeing the truth and depth of Gods overwhelming love affirmed I was okay, and my broken heart began to heal. I didnt need to do anything to feel better; I could simply accept Gods love and be.
For he [God] chose us in him [Christ] before the creation of the world to be holy and blameless in his sight. Ephesians 1:4. Click here to read this amazing passage of blessings.
God, thank You for Your incredible love. Help me simply to believe and accept it today.
Know Good. Do Good. Feel Good.
I pray that you have a great day as you experience and express God's love in fresh, real ways!
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