Mama’s Day was bitter sweet for me again this year. I remember last year on Mother’s Day I had just lost my mama less than a month before and because I had just had surgery, it was overwhelming. I just remember praying through one day at a time to get through it all….but of course with Gods hand comforting me, I did get through it.
Then this year came and again, it was hard, yet a day full of so many blessings. So strange how that can be…how can a day be so happy and full of blessings and joy and at the same time full of such sadness and heart breaking pain of missing someone? It just is…….that’s life, isn’t it.
As hard as it is, I am so thankful that I had a mama like that whom I loved so much that I could miss like that and long for. I was listening to the radio yesterday morning after dropping Dylan off at school and the song “Come as you are” came on and the words rang loud to me “Earth has no sorrow that Heaven can’t heal…” Profound to me…..
After an emotional day and night the day before and waking up feeling a bit worn, and still a bit sad, yet beyond thankful for my blessings, this song comes on and I hear that sentence. What a true statement – earth has NO sorrow that Heaven can’t heal because God can do ALL things. He is our Comforter, our Healer, our Father, Our strength. When we do look to God for ALL of our needs, especially our sorrow and our strength, there is nothing that HE can’t do. He is the Lord God, Creator of Heaven and Earth. If He gave His only son to come be our Saviour and to die on the cross for OUR sins, doesn’t He know sorrow? Doesn’t He know pain?
So why do we go through it all? Why the sorrow and pain? I believe it’s to bring us closer to Him. To learn to wholly rely on what God can do for us and what He wants to do for us. I believe that it’s because He wants to show us that when we trust in Him completely and just have faith, that He will show us how much joy He truly can bring us, just by walking in His word. I believe this because when I just stop and read His word, lean on Him and tell Him how I am feeling (like He doesn’t already know!!!), and I am just honest and vulnerable with Him and GIVE IT ALL to Him, I feel His perfect peace. I feel His strength pour over me and I feel His perfect peace that only He can give in such situations.
So next time I am having a hard day or a hard moment, I want to be able to remember that sentence and know that Earth has NO SORROW that Heaven can’t heal, because it doesn’t. Not breast cancer, not the loss of a parent, not surgeries, not anything, there is nothing that God can’t heal, IF we stop, pray ask Him for help and then, ACCEPT it.
My moms birthday is coming up on May 18th, so I will be keeping this song in mind as the day approaches and I’m thankful for knowing that God will be comforting me and holding me in His right hand, because I am HIS child and I am so thankful for that. God is good ALL the time………