Monday, September 27, 2010

Getting through difficult times

What do you lean on when things get rough, or when it appears all hope is lost? Or more directly WHO do you lean on in difficult times?

Do you have faith in Jesus?  In a higher God?  Or the Universe?  Do you believe life is just a natural journey and it ends for all us regardless of whether you are 9 days old, 68 or 84 years old? Or that Heaven has a calling and something more powerful rules our fate?

I've received several calls regarding death in the past 7 days and it always gets me thinking about my small family, my inexperience with loss and my own faith.

I don't have an answer on what helps me get through difficult times as far as faith is concerned.  I wish I could pray to God with conviction for strength, but my inability to do doesn't lessen the fact that family, friends and a deep love of life helps me to move forward.

I'm sadden to hear of such unexpected loss this week, but thinking of the deeper pain others are experiencing compared to my sadness. 

May you find peace in your faith...wherever that may come from.


Jolene said...

Sad..sorry to hear. Faith is so hard to keep when it is shaken by loss or grief.

Fairly Odd Mother said...

I know you've had a particularly hard death recently, and I'm so sorry for that.

As for faith, I wish I had something to call upon during tough times. . .especially since my oldest has begun to understand death more profoundly and gets so sad thinking about life ending. Often, I just go outside, look up to the trees and the sky and think about my little place in this big, big universe and somehow that brings me peace. But, I do hope we all end up somewhere after this world, I just can't say what that is.