*Wrote this piece for a dear friend years ago. Running across it in my arsenal of very early writings (as you will be able to tell 😊), I thought a slightly revamped version might be a blessing to others, too. Be encouraged by the revision of 'Sometimes.'
Sometimes, life throws us a curve ball
We try to avoid it, but a direct hit causes us to fall
Sometimes, we're injured and at times we're just bruised
That blow can leave us scarred and so confused
Sometimes, we're not sure of God's why or His plans
But be reminded that it's all in His powerful hands
Sometimes, the pain is so deep, that we can't see our way through
In those moments, just know that God is still carrying you
Sometimes, we question, "Lord, but when will You deliver me from this pain?"
But wait, for His timing is perfect, like the natural flow of a river and pouring rain
Sometimes, the loss of those we love is so tough to bear
No one truly understands our unique hurt, although they deeply care
Sometimes, in those moments when you feel so alone
Be reminded of Our Father's omnipresence; He is always on the Throne
Not just sometimes, but all the time, God is so good
Even in suffering and mourning that can put us in a depressed mood
Sometimes, I reflect on those moments, as I've lost my parents who I love so much
It was during those times that I leaned on family, true friends, and such---
Special folk who love and support me, as best they can
And make every effort to understand
They are tune with the many emotions that I feel
And recognizing that only time and Jesus can heal
So, at any ole time when “your moments” occur
People are there for you when life appears to be a blur
Don't forget to read the words of Psalms 139
It's a letter of our Godly identity and a reminder that your loved one is just fine
For Heaven is such a magnificent place
Our prayerful journey’s end, to see The Father's face
Although through your grief, we may be physically apart
I pray that the spirit of my love and presence is deeply engrained in your heart
So... Be strong; Be prayerful; Be at peace; Be forever grateful for the blessing of their life here
Not just sometimes, but all the time, they’re Heavenly watching over you---day by day, year after year...
As we think of them, may we also remember...
I press toward the goal for the prize of the upward call of God in Christ Jesus.
~Philippians 3:14 NKJV
Peace & Blessings,