Emotions overwhelm me. Today I write from the depths of my heart. My heart is broken as I face the reality of loss, yet again. The truth of grief is very painful. As a Christian, we have the promises of God and hope of eternal life. We know our loved ones have what we ultimately live for…eternity in Heaven. I am so thankful for the comfort I find in those promises. Without God; I would be lost. So, today…I will allow my human spirit to grieve. There have been so many losses, so much emptiness. I will remember their love, and allow my heart to feel. I will not numb the feelings I have today…I will face them, acknowledge them, and recognize that it’s OK to grieve. Too often the world pushes us to move on…get over the loss…and pretend we are OK.

I admit that I put on my mask on a daily basis. I have to. How do you get over losing people that are forever a part of your heart? How do you forget about the people who impacted your life daily…who molded you into who you are? You don’t. You do the best you can…one day at a time.

I will never forget. I will never stop loving. Thank you Jesus, for allowing me to know the depth of this kind of love. I look forward to eternity in Heaven. Until then, I keep the faith and pursue the cross. I pray that sharing my grief with you today, will help you open your heart to Jesus…so you can allow Him to heal your pain as well. 

For God did not give us a spirit of timidity, but a spirit of power, of love and of self-discipline. 2 TIMOTHY 1:7

For we do not have a high priest who is unable to sympathize with our weaknesses, but we have one who has been tempted in every way, just as we are – yet was without sin. Let us then approach the throne of grace with confidence, so that we may receive mercy and find grace to help us in our time of need. HEBREWS 4:15-16

God is with us.


© Layla Freeman 2017
Author of HOPE IN THE STRUGGLE and Layla’s Light
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