I'm no longer as surprised by God's intentional "coincidences " in my life, as I am humbled that he's ever even taking the time to be bothered with tiny me. I digress, I read something a bit different here, and 3 lessons I got from this do correspond with the devotional message...but they had a slightly deeper and more personal meaning worded this way...
I'm no longer fumbling in the dark with the problems of those storm clouds. My life is pretty amazing. As awesome as that feels to say - I think the threat of new storms and how that fear affects me - THAT’S the storm I’m battling now. Call it PTSD, if you will. I’m better than I was, and I've healed my own way by making sure I'd always be mentally prepared to rebuild from whatever comes next - but I'm still very aware and fearful of the possibility of new pain, new setbacks and God forbid - new grief...
Growth is a life-long process, not a destination. Widow Fog is VERY COMMON. Knowing what it is, what it does to you, and how to cope - helps you grow, heal, and move through the fog FASTER. <3
I had to somehow get myself back together, and be able to function enough to raise two kids and work full time. ...I was so afraid I was going to die from the symptoms of each attack - and doctors couldn't do much for me other than give me more meds!
Has being a widow pushed you to become a leader? ..Do you feel like lessons learned in this arena could be used elsewhere in your life, perhaps even as part of your purpose?
The saying :"Til Death Do Us Part"... this idea that family, love and intimacies outside of God are all temporary until we die, is that a man-made idea? Or does that concept come from the bible, a God-influenced scripture? Is everyone you ever loved, children and family included... all temporary? Either way - what does the bible say about what happens to marriage when one person dies? What if you remarry? Whose wife are you then, when you all die and are looking at each other in heaven (hopefully!) like "Well, now what" ?
Never in my wildest dreams did I think THIS would be my life. Not when I dreamed as a kid, not when I met him and knew he’d be my husband, and not at the altar when we’d said “forever”. I’d never imagined THIS.