I Corinthians 15:55-58:
“Where, O death, is your victory?
Where, O death, is your sting?”
The sting of death is sin, and the power of sin is the law.
But thanks be to God! He gives us the victory through our Lord Jesus Christ.
Therefore, my dear brothers and sisters, stand firm. Let nothing move you. Always give yourselves fully to the work of the Lord, because you know that your labor in the Lord is not in vain.
Those are just some of the wonderful blessings I received this week, it is what helps me change my perspective when I am feeling sadness. What are your thankful for, what has God blessed you with this week?
Here is some worthwhile reading this week:
This is just so beautiful and will make you cry..."And I struggle to let Him in. I struggle to let in my God, the one here, right here–but whom I ask (when I remember), to stay close, to keep up. I’ve got a lot to do and I want to do it with Him and the day is going by so fast and the list of things to do is long and the kids are almost home. Has this been a good day, Father? Can you show me what it means to have a good day?" http://youaremygirls.com/2014/04/17/what-it-means-to-have-a-good-day/
The first step in that process is suffering. Loss is a part of life. We’ll all endure hardship and heartache on this side of heaven. When we suffer, we have two choices: press on or give up. Jim Rohn once said, “We all must suffer from one of two pains: the pain of discipline or the pain of regret.” http://holleygerth.com/finding-hope-in-unexpected-places/
I still get it wrong. I still have to apologize and ask forgiveness. I am still messy me. But I still keep saying yes. http://wearethatfamily.com/2014/04/saying-yes-in-my-mess/
Ministry and Motherhood http://www.thebettermom.com/2014/04/14/balancing-ministry-motherhood/