So it's been 2 days.
We celebrated Abigail's 1st birthday on 5/26 & it was both happy & hard.
Honestly, I didn't handle it as masterfully as I had hoped. I could have easily spent all of the weekend curled up in bed & crying. That's just how I felt. (*makes me ever more grateful for a strong & supportive husband*)
But hey, guess what, I'm still here! I made it through.
& hey guess what's more...
You're still here too! You've made it through today & yesterday & the day before that!
I know sometimes the pain feels overwhelming & the future seems daunting, but we can't let ourselves get caught up in all of that.
Don't let the battle make you forget how strong you've been & how far you've come.
I remember so very clearly a message preached by one of the best, Mrs Zane Johnson. She preached on scars. & yeah they hurt, & yeah they take time to heal, BUT they also prove you're stronger than whatever you're facing.
So even if your process has been messy, don't lose sight of the fact that you're making it. Let God continue to heal those hurt places. He can & He is & He will continue to.
He is our hope & our strength. In the midst of the battle, we find our rest in Him.
1 He who dwells in the shelter of the Most High2 I will say to the , “My refuge and my fortress, my God, in whom I trust.” 3 For he will deliver you from the snare of the fowler 4 He will cover you with his pinions,5 You will not fear the terror of the night, 6 nor the pestilence that stalks in darkness, 7 A thousand may fall at your side, 8 You will only look with your eyes 9 Because you have made the your dwelling place—10 no evil shall be allowed to befall you,11 For he will command his angels concerning you 12 On their hands they will bear you up, 13 You will tread on the lion and the adder; 14 “Because he holds fast to me in love, I will deliver him; 15 When he calls to me, I will answer him; 16 With long life I will satisfy him