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A decade has come and gone, and yet I still remember those early days…
God, are you there?
A whisper in the darkness… my voice deep with emotion.
Do you hear me?
Heart heavy with the grieving
My emotions bleeding out all over the floor.
Too exhausted to even raise my head,
I lay prostrate-
the scratch of the carpet against my face.
Whispers to The One who promises me He will never leave me
I am humbled and broken.
The living room becomes a most holy place
as I quietly worship, through tears, the One who I know is a defender of widows
and a father to the fatherless.
“A father to the fatherless, a defender of widows, is God in his holy dwelling.” Psalm 68:5 NIV
The loss of my first husband and my journey through the valley of the shadow of death is just part of my story.
All glory be to God, that it was not the end of my story!
He takes the broken. The bruised. The hurt. The sad. The angry. The bitter.
The Great Physician performs surgery on the heart,
and breathes new life into a grieving soul.
After stumbling in the darkness of grief, I know that joy comes in the morning.
I also know that joy comes after the mourning.
Joy does come again.
“The Lord is close to the brokenhearted
and saves those who are crushed in spirit.” Psalm 34:18 NIV
The She Speaks conference is about women connecting to the hearts of other women, and more importantly connecting to the heart of God. If you might be interested in going to this conference, please visit Ann Voskamp’s blog at A Holy Experience, where she is offering a scholarship opportunity for the conference.
My name is Dawn. The name means “sunrise” and is often used to signify new beginnings. That is what God did for me. I am a new beginning through Him.
I am living, breathing proof of God’s tender love and mercy.
When the pain is so great that words are not enough…
God will meet you there.
It is because of this, that my heart’s desire is to help others who are suffering through the loss of a loved one.
“Praise be to the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of compassion and the God of all comfort, who comforts us in all our troubles, so that we can comfort those in any trouble with the comfort we ourselves have received from God. For just as the sufferings of Christ flow over into our lives, so also through Christ our comfort overflows.” 2 Corinthians 1:3-5 NIV
- Scripture at Sunrise 3.31.2011 (nlbclex.wordpress.com)
- Sunrise Surprise (countrytatters.wordpress.com)
- Sunrise vs. Sunset (jaramae.wordpress.com)
- 12 Truths about “Coping with the Emotional Aspects of Pregnancy Loss” (imprintsontheheart.wordpress.com)
- The evolution of a grieving heart (griefresourcecenter.wordpress.com)
- Grieving. (connection-revolution.com)
- Time to grieve (juliamanning.wordpress.com)
- 70 Years (thetimeofday.wordpress.com)
- Who May Experience God’s Nearness? (jesuscarriesme.wordpress.com)