I am so sorry for your great loss. I know what it is like to lie down at night with pillows piled on the other side of the bed so it won’t feel so big and empty without my husband by my side. I also know what it feels like to wake up in the morning hoping that I was just having a bad dream. I remember the many sleepless nights…the endless phone calls and visit…the food that came pouring in and all the beautiful flowers…and I remember the loneliness.
I remember the myriad of unanswered questions that tore through my mind and the ache in my heart.
The days were dark, life was chaotic, and my circumstances were completely out of my control. But God and my community comforted me, lavished grace on me, and faithfully walked by my side through the valley of the shadow of death.
EverPresent Help is here to come alongside you in this journey. Our prayer is that God would hold you close as you transition from wife to widow.
Now, let’s take those baby steps together:
- Request. Invite family and friends join your Inner Circle! Your Inner Circle are those people who have already made it known that they want to help carry you through this difficult season.
- Receive. Post your important needs so your community and EverPresent Help can offer the support that is most meaningful to you! Need meals, a home repair, or just a shoulder to cry on, they are all one post away.
- Rest. Know that God has not left you alone and that all the questions don’t have to be answered right now. God promises to be with you, “God is our refuge and strength, an ever present help in trouble.” – Psalm 46:1
As you make your way through this unwanted transition, lean on your community and continually place your trust in God. Here are some of our favorite resources to help establish that community and continually keep God’s perspective.
You are not alone. One step at a time, one breath at a time, you will make it through the valley of the shadow of death.
“Even though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil, for you are with me.” – Psalm 23:4
The Perspective Ministries Team