The problem with loss is that sometimes we get lost. Life is going along just fine then something is ripped from us. It could be our health, job, home or loved one. Anyone of these could take us down a road we didn’t anticipate . . . and we somehow feel lost. This happened to me with the recent loss of a loved one. I feel distant from God and what used to feel normal. I woke up today and desperately wanted to be back to where I was, which is a comfortable, normal life. So to get the comfortable feeling back I found myself doing things to comfort myself. I put on my favorite music and plugged in “Pink Sand,” which is my favorite Yankee Candle scent. I even ate from my hidden stash of See’s Candy – my favorite: chocolate truffles. All this while trying to get my house back in order. How about you? Have you ever tried to comfort yourself when you experience a loss and feel lost?
My Prayer: Jesus, I didn’t mean to get lost, but I feel very far from where I was. And You seem so far away from me too. I hate this feeling. Please rescue me.
God’s Word to us: You are not lost child, for I know exactly where you are. You are grieving and this is a normal feeling for now. Even to feel Me less is normal too. Just walk this day with me. I am there right by your side and helping you.
For thus says the Lord GOD, “Behold, I Myself will search for My sheep and seek them out. As a shepherd cares for his herd in the day when he is among his scattered sheep, so I will care for My sheep and will deliver them from all the places to which they were scattered on a cloudy and gloomy day.” Ezekiel 34:11-12
My Heart’s Cry for us is to remember that on those days when we feel lost, we really aren’t. God knows exactly where we are. In this verse it says that He will care for us and deliver us from the places we were scattered on a dark and gloomy day.
Oh thank you Lord! You will do this for us. It is not how we feel that’s true, but it’s the fact that You are THE Good Shepherd who cares for us that’s true. Every moment can’t be the best moment of our lives.
So during this grieving time, my heart rests in the truth of Your Word that says I am not lost. I am safe in your care. And . . . You are my comfort.
” . . . for He has said, I will never (under any circumstances) desert you (nor give you up or leave you without support, nor will I in any degree leave you helpless), nor will I relax My hold on you (assuredly not)!” Hebrews 13:5 (Amplified).
Thanks for listening to my pondering heart.