1 Thessalonians 4:13 But we do not want you to be ignorant, brothers, about those who have died, so that you may not grieve like other people who have no hope.
I got dressed today. Put my hair in a pony tail and even put on a little make up. I emptied the dishwasher and did a load of towels. Ran a couple of errands and spoke with strangers. I hated it! I resent life resuming to normal. My new normal. I want to scream out against it. Yell at everyone to just stop, stop I’m not ready. Will I ever be ready? Why must life go on as normal?
But there is a God given purpose in my living. I must not grieve as one with no hope. I have hope. I will see Grant again, face to face, and we will spend eternity together. I must live like I believe it.
Christ made that possible for us, and I am more grateful than words can express. I must live like I believe it.
God’s word is true, His joy is my strength, His promises my hope, His presence my comfort. I must live like I believe it.
Picking up, moving thru the grief, trying to resume normal life, and not letting death have victory, in the here and now, is living like I believe it. So I will feed the dog, balance the checkbook, and go to the grocery store, knowing that by doing these things I am putting God’s glory on display for the world to see, and living like I believe it.