Recently I’ve suffered several losses—-various types, all with different pain and grief. When working through grief it can feel very lonely. I have felt isolated. I have great friends and family yet I get the sense that if I talk about everything as much as I desire or as often as it is on my mind that people will say “Get over it and get on with living.”
While I was having coffee with God this last week, I was reading in Psalms. God directed me to this passage:
Lord my every desire is known to You; my sighing is not hidden from you.
What wonderful words of assurance! God knows every single desire. He knows my desires for my family, my spiritual life, my finances—He knows it all!
He even hears my sighs. When I feel all alone and think “no one remembers….does anyone care?”
Psalm 38:9 reminds me that God does— he heard that. He hears every sigh and knows every thought.
So if you are experiencing thoughts of—no one cares and heave big sighs of “oh man this is tough”, God knows what is happening and what you are longing for. He hears those sighs and the best part is that He has a plan and it is a plan to prosper you and not to harm you. A plan to give you hope and a future. How do I know this? Because it says it in the Bible in the book of Jeremiah in chapter 29 verse 11.
After the most recent loss, let’s call it the loss of possibility, I got back into my car and I was a wreck. I had been in a meeting and I was caught off guard by a friend. The words said had been so unexpected. I was hurting and a big puddle of tears. As I turned my car on, the stereo speakers sang out the words from the Jamie Grace song “Come to Me”
...Come to me when you are weary and I’ll give you hope when you’re hurting.
I’ll give you rest from your burden….
God heard my sighing. He knew exactly what I was going through. He was right there. He saw me hurting and sent the words in the song to me to remind me that He will give me hope and a future.
Have you found yourself sighing lately?
Are you dealing with loss of some sort?
Take some time today to talk with God about those things that you are grieving about. Tell him how you feel. He cares. He will listen.
Then remind yourself of the promises He has given about your future and trust him to fulfill those very promises.
He always does—-in His time.