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Brave to Keep Living After Loss
Friend, are you facing a life-altering loss today? Or perhaps it is not just one enormous loss, but a myriad of losses that have cumulated over time like a snowball?
Like every human being who has lived at least a couple of decades on this earth, I have experienced many losses. But nothing has prepared me for the tragic loss that came upon me like a hurricane about three years ago.
With one sweep, I lost my beloved husband, my family, my home, and the blissful way of living in the beautiful country of Austria. It seemed that everything that I held precious was cut down with one mighty blow and removed from me.
I felt like Job, stripped down, thrown in the mud, with no future I could envisage. I couldn’t understand why God acted this way in my life. His actions seemed cruel and unfair. Losing my trust in Him was actually the most dangerous loss I could experience.
Courage for the New Life I Didn’t Want
The death of my husband brought death into my heart, too. I simply didn’t want to live in a world in which he was not present. I didn’t see any point to keep going. Life just stopped for me, split into before and after.
I was at my weakest possible and didn’t have any strength or courage to keep living this new life as a childless widow. A life I didn’t like and didn’t want.
He carried me like an eagle every single day and minute in the loving and powerful embrace of His invisible arms.
Read the rest of the story in the Brave Women Series to find out how God gave me the strength and courage to move forward.Having faith after loss means we keep living, and not just existing, supported and carried by God's power and love. #loss #faith #encouragement #hope Click To Tweet
A Helpful Resource to Comfort You in Your Losses
In this “Book of Comforts” you’ll find comfort when you struggle with unmet expectations, disillusionment in faith, when you are in a season of pain, when your hope diminishes, when life gets hard, and much more. Reflection questions and a guided prayer follow each devotion.
More Encouragement for You
If you need more resources, encouragement, and comfort in handling your losses and grief and moving forward, I can highly recommend these books. Check them out.
Life Changing Stories compiled by Mary Armand (You can read one of my stories here too!)
Life Can Be Good Again by Lisa Appelo
It’s Not Supposed to Be This Way by Lisa Terkeurst
Hope When Life Unravels: Finding God When It Hurts by Adam Dooley
Restoration Year – a 365 Days Devotional by John Eldredge
The Deepest Place: Suffering and the Formation of Hope by Curt Thompson
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