After Thomas passed away, I didn’t know if I would ever experience joy again. I prayed constantly that the Lord would restore my joy. I can honestly say, that while I will always grieve Thomas, miss him, long to be with him, and never be able to get over his death, I have experienced joy again and it’s a joy that only comes from God. I will end with a Bible verse that expresses how I feel perfectly: “The LORD is my strength and my shield; my heart trusts in him, and I am helped. My heart leaps for joy and I will give thanks to him in song.” ~ Psalm 28:7
Even in the midst of loss, broken relationships, infertility, whatever storm you may be going through, I pray you’re able to find joy in the Lord and feel a sense of thanks this Thanksgiving holiday.
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