In the midst of this…

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“Therefore we do not lose heart. Though outwardly we are wasting away, yet inwardly we are being renewed day by day.” 2 Corinthians 4:16

We’ve been by her side, watching the slipping away process. The nurses say it wont be long now, maybe just a couple more days. When we visit her I think of my mom. I can’t help but do that. I think of that final day by her side. My heart breaks for my husband’s family. I know that feeling of ache and the power you feel to do nothing but watch it unfold.

Last night as we visited, I prayed again. Give her peace, give her comfort, ease her pain, wrap Your arms around this family.

As things fall apart in front of our eyes, it’s hard to see the truth that even in the midst of this, God is preparing something new, something better, something beautiful, something glorious.

There’s a party being planned in heaven right now, a celebration especially for her. I think of the welcoming committee who will be there waiting with arms wide open. I think of Jesus. And, yes, I think of my mom.

“He gives strength to the weary
and increases the power of the weak.
Even youths grow tired and weary,
and young men stumble and fall;
but those who hope in the Lord
will renew their strength.
They will soar on wings like eagles;
they will run and not grow weary,
they will walk and not be faint.” Isaiah 40:29-31

12 thoughts on “In the midst of this…

  1. Tammy Helfrich

    Thinking of you. I know this is not an easy time. I always think of my Pastor’s words during this time. Think of the verse Jesus wept. He is sitting with all of you now in your pain. He is there. Allow Him to surround you, sit with you, and cry with you. Praying for you!

  2. Amy P Boyd

    I remember the days of sitting in the hospital in my Mother-in-law’s last few days. The pain is so great and deep as you do watch things seemingly fall apart. I pray for peace and comfort to your family.

  3. Joy Lenton

    You write beautiful, heart-felt words to describe such a deep pain that’s beyond full expression. May you feel those loving arms wrapped tight around you, Eileen, as you rest in His strength and comfort. With love, thoughts and prayers. xxx

  4. Mia

    Dear Eileen
    I am sorry to hear of the trial your family are going through at the moment! I pray that our Lord will be with you all. Like you have said, we have the hope and assurance that we will be reunited with our loved ones one day!
    Much love and sweet blessings XX

  5. Caroline

    This is such an important reminder: “…even in the midst of this, God is preparing something new, something better, something beautiful, something glorious.” Thanks, Eileen, for sharing this in the midst of your family’s situation.

    Prayed right now for your husband and family.

  6. Susan Heiser

    Beautifully put. My prayers join those of the others being lifted up. It wasn’t that long ago that I was by my mother’s bedside waiting and watching. God bless.


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