A lonely widow was I
With three young children to raise.
Pushing my way through grief and sorrow
Is how I spent my days.
I thought no one knew the miles I travelled
To sit alone in my pain
To wallow in self pity
As my tears fell like rain.
But God saw every tear
Every sob He heard
And one rainy day
He gave me a word.
Forget the past
Something new is on the way
Yes, I’m doing something new.
It begins today!
And just like that
His Light and love shone through
Turning my heaviness
Into something new.
Joy took over.
Grief and sorrow after the loss of two loved ones within four months threatened to shut me down in 1993.
God surrounded me with family and friends who helped me take care of my children. There were days when grief so heavy. One day I was sitting in my car preparing to drive 16 miles home to have a good cry between my college classes when it started raining. I decided to stay put. I reached down to recline the back of my seat and my hand hit something. It was my bible.
I decided to read instead of sleep. I let the bible fall open on my lap and it opened to Isaiah 43. I began to read and when I got to verses 18 and 19, I knew God was speaking to me.
My heart filled with joy and a peacefulness fell over me. Grief and sorrow no longer dominated my life. After almost two years of constant heaviness, the weight of mourning was lifted.
God did a new thing in my life. He can do the same for you.
Isaiah 43:18-19 (KJV)
18 Remember ye not the former things, neither consider the things of old.
19 Behold, I will do a new thing; now it shall spring forth; shall ye not know it? I will even make a way in the wilderness, and rivers in the desert.