Delighting In God's Grace
” ..the Lord gave, and the Lord hath taken away; blessed be the name of the Lord.” Job 1:21b
These words have been on my mind the last few weeks as I have thought a lot about a friend of mine that had to deliver her baby boy knowing the baby had already passed away. She was 8 weeks from delivery and how completely heart broken for them, we are. My mind goes back to this verse and as I see Gods grace so strong in their lives. I am at a loss for words, what do you say to someone who is suffering with such a great pain. I have been through loss, I have miscarried 3 times that I know of and I am pretty sure I have lost a few more babies in the 19 years I have been married. A baby is a Baby and loss is loss, I know how difficult this time was for me, and I never felt any of my babies or held them in my arms, yet When I look at them and see them holding their son and although they are hurting they have a smile on their face. I know they are hurting, I cannot imagine the pain they are feeling. Gods grace is absolutely amazing, Gods grace is something you experience, it is something you feel, but the amazing thing about Gods grace is that it is something others see in you. I look at several around me and the thought goes through my mind, they are so strong, I would never make it.. But that is the very place you have to be to have the grace of God. When you’re at a place in your life where it isn’t possible or you can’t do it or you can’t make it that is when God can. This applies to more than just death, it applies to relationships, finances and so much more, but no matter the situation you are in, Gods grace is sufficient. He has a special grace for every thing we face and we don’t get the grace of God until we are in need of His grace. I am amazed the many times Gods grace has been there and been sufficient, I can look back on many things in my life that had it not been for God, I would have never made it through. And many times I look back and say to myself, how did I make it through? and then I am reminded of the wonderful Grace of God that many times carried me, when I couldn’t walk through the trial on my own, he picked me up and carried me to make sure I made it safely to the other side of the storm.