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My Heart's Desire

Hello dear friends,

My heart’s desire for this blog is to connect with you as one who understands your hurt. We both have lost a loved one to suicide. Not only is suicide grief difficult, but each one of us is at a different stage in the journey. So please be patient with your heart. Your healing is not a pleasant jaunt, but more of an emotional expedition, a long trek with feelings that are jumbled, muddled, confused.

But please, do not despair—there is hope, and it is found in trusting God’s words to us. There is healing, and may these simple, truthful words inspire you every time you read them.

Each blog will contain God’s Word to help you, wherever you are on the journey. Each blog is created to give you a weekly thought to help you in the suicide healing process. This first blog is a poem that I wrote about ten years ago. My desire was to share the hurt, the pain, the struggle to survive, even the bitterness of my soul, but then to rejoice in God’s unfailing, unending love. Remember—you, too, will overcome and your life will have joy once again, even if you cannot see it now.

A Thought to Remember:

The most important words here are “You Loved.” Yes, God loves you through the anguish and the pain. God knows your hurt. He wraps his arms around you and never leaves you. You are loved, my friend, by the great God of all Creation. Rest in him—today.

God loves you and desires to comfort you as you grieve,

I am sure that nothing can separate us from God’s love—not life or death, not angels or spirits, not the present or the future, and not powers above or powers below. Nothing in all creation can separate us from God’s love for us in Christ Jesus our Lord!” Romans 8:38-39 CEV


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