Although I have my own struggles, I am constantly reminded that it could be worse. Today as I rejoiced at the fact I am noticing positive changes in my vision and was able to chew and swallow two Trix today, I was notified that a friend of mine had passed away. I have known this friend since Jr. High, we were in youth group at church together, and have remained connected throughout the years, attending the same college, and having children around the same time. Unfortunately for us, God called Him home. He was an excellent friend, son, husband, and father. Right now it feels surreal and I ache so badly for his wife and children (3 boys, 3 and under). It is sobering to know that while they attempt to sort through this situation that my family was doing similar things about 6 months ago when they were unsure I was going to survive. I am grateful I am alive and I wish I could rewind time for my friend. I just don't understand! I know that God has a plan and that He will be faithful to it and to these families impacted by such a horrible loss, I just don't get it. Today, I will chose to pray for my friend, her babies and that God will reveal to her, His answers. I pray that if she needs me in any way, that I may be there to help. She is such an awesome person - in fact the quote on her facebook was - "O my people, trust in him at all times. Pour out your heart to him, for God is our refuge." ~ Psalm 62:8, NLT
WOW! Prophetic enough. God will be her refuge during this time! Please pray for them.