I recently started following Joyce Meyer on Facebook. I love seeing her encouraging words and feel that God is speaking directly to me through those words. On Saturday she posted “God’s Guarantee”. This one can relate to so many.
For me, the post could not have come at a better time. God nudged me start following Joyce Meyer on Facebook on Saturday – over any other day – simply to see this post. This post connected with me because she’s referencing Joshua, which happens to also be our baby’s name.
My husband gave me a frame with the Joshua 1:9 quote for Christmas and that verse rings true to me. Do not be dismayed, do not be discouraged, for I am with you always. Even in the midst of heartache when I feel alone, God is with me. When I’m feeling discouraged, God tells me He’s by my side and I don’t need to feel down.
I can’t help but read the ending prayer over and over again. I can truly feel God talking to me through this.
“Lord, of all the blessings in life, the greatest one I ask You for is that You will be with me as You were with Joshua. I can do without a lot of things, but not without You. Amen.”
I feel that God is speaking to me through this prayer, letting me know that our baby, Joshua, is okay. Joshua is with God. God loves Joshua. God was with Joshua when he died and God is with me as I grieve. And as I grieve, I must remember that I cannot get through this without God.
God is our strength to get us through any difficulty in life.