There are a few Bible verses a hymn lyric that have helped me get through this first week without Rommie. All were tied to my daily devotions from Streams in the Desert by L. B. Cowan and edited by Jim Reimann.
Here are the verses and how they applied to my life this week.
Be men of courage; be strong.
1 Corinthians 16:13
I did not feel strong this week, in fact I felt very weak physically and mentally. However I put one foot in front of the other and moved forward as slowly as a tortoise. Facing challenges means God is growing you, He is developing your character. However, there are days I wish He would quit working on my character.
My grace is sufficient for you.
2 Corinthians 12:9
Not was sufficient, not will be sufficient, but IS sufficient today, tomorrow and always. I just kept repeating this over and over this week and found comfort in it.
My help comes from the Lord,
the Maker of heaven and earth.
He was there helping me all week, giving me the desire to get out of bed every morning, the strength to get through each day and the rest I need every night. He gave me encouragement to keep on going through my daily devotions and the cards and phone calls from other people. Because that is what He does – He uses people to help people in need.
The Lord has promised good to me
His word my hope secures
He will my shield and portion be
As long as life endures
I sung this verse from Amazing Grace over and over again. I also wrote in on a piece of paper I carry in my purse. A simple reminder of God’s promise in this tough time.
Hopefully these verses and lyrics will bring you peace today and always.