Isaiah 40:31 “But those who trust in the Lord will find new strength. They will soar high on wings like eagles. They will run and not grow weary. They will walk and not faint.” For all who believe in the Lord, Jesus has found their hope in the Lord. He is our strength when we are weak. He is our guide in the dark. He is the one that shows us which way to go. He is the one that guides us back to where we need to be. Where have you looked for your strength? Have you tried to be strong on your own? We need to lean into the Lord and each other during times of loss. Whether you are like me and have recently lost a loved one. Know this…There is hope in the Lord, Jesus that you will see them again. There is hope that their pain and suffering has ceased. There is hope that all things that were brought to cause us harm; will be worked out for our good.

Everyone grieves differently. Just as everyone rejoices differently. Allow the Lord to show you where you need to grieve in open, in private, or both. He will not leave you by yourselves. You are not alone on this dark day. Rise up strong in the Lord; and ask Him to lead you where you need to go. Leave time in your schedule to make time for yourselves as well. For if we don’t care for ourselves; we will not be able to care for others. Do not do anything harsh, rash, or mean. Instead, address your feelings and ask the Lord to give you strength to endure. Do not be anxious about anything. But through prayer and supplications; let your requests be known to the Lord and He will be faithful to answer in the appropriate hour. Have a blessed day! Go be with your Church; and if you don’t have one let the Lord lead you there. IB God 11-12-23Melanie QuintonPrayer Warrior/Devotional Writer