Wilderness Journeys…What we can do in the face of loss #4
This is the last message in the wilderness series. The last two weeks have been challenging, rewarding and amazing. My step son passed away quite unexpectedly in his sleep. I missed his funeral and life celebration because I had already made arrangements to spend time with a very precious relative whose life has drastically changed because of a physical challenge. I was hit with a dose of double mourning. I mourned the passing of my step son and the loss of parts of the person my beloved relative used to be. I was also struck with the realization that my most recent wilderness experience due to the death of my husband one year ago was coming to a close. Long-time friends sent messages lamenting that I was once again thrown into an experience of loss! I am so grateful for my loving friends. But, this experience new experience of loss is profoundly different because I am different.
When we enter wilderness experiences, rather than go into the flow of self-pity the greatest blessing is to intentionally do two things. First, remember who God is and who you are to Him. Second, draw closer and closer to Him with the intention of gaining wisdom and blessings from the journey.