God really touched my heart tonight, and I want to share it.
A few days ago, a friend tweeted a link to a video about her friend’s story that was shared as part of a sermon series at their church. Because my friend had mentioned this girl’s name to me in the past, I was intrigued and watched the video. The girl’s story touched me, as did the overall message of their church’s sermon series. After watching it I went about my day, but the message kept entering my thoughts and I felt really pulled to learn more about this church. Tonight, I visited their website and watched one of their sermons as well as a few other videos that shared member’s stories. And one of them was meant for me to hear.
If you are widow who, like me, has struggled with your faith since losing your spouse, you need to hear this woman’s words. God shines in her and the strength, thankfulness, and love He exudes through her reached right into my heart tonight. Her words ministered to me; made me face my doubts and my wobbly faith, and realize that I don’t have to have the answers, I don’t have to turn my back on Him because of what happened, and I can find peace and hope in Him.
I thank this woman for sharing her story, and my friend for indirectly leading me to the message I needed to hear, and God for reaching into my hardened heart and softening it enough for me to begin to step forward on the journey back to Him.
“Why did he allow this to happen? I don’t have all the answers. But I do know that I will praise God. Because through cancer, and death, and grief, God is still God, and God is still good.”