A Grieving Widows Devotion: Small Devotions for a Big God: How God Carried Mom Through After He Carried Dad Home Betty Stepherson

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A Grieving Widows Devotion: Small Devotions for a Big God: How God Carried Mom Through After He Carried Dad Home by Betty Stepherson
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My mother inspired people for decades with her light, sweet style. In 2004 I encouraged her to compile at least a few devotionals into an ebook. I helped her to format the material. The delightful writing is all hers. If you find any errors, they areMoreMy mother inspired people for decades with her light, sweet style.

In 2004 I encouraged her to compile at least a few devotionals into an ebook. I helped her to format the material. The delightful writing is all hers. If you find any errors, they are likely all mine.Dad used to tell Mom, “If you want a best seller, just write about, ‘Life with Steve.’” I think he was teasing when he said things about being more trouble than he was worth.

I think he honestly believed he was blessed more than he deserved when he married her. We saw things in him which He did not see in himself. Mom was able to put some of them in words.These devotionals describe how God carried her through after He carried Dad to heaven and the precious memories He used to keep her going. Now, He has carried her to heaven. She is dearly missed.One Breath At A TimeWhen an important part of my life had gone home to be with the Lord, it was the most difficult time I could have ever imagined. The two of us had been married for so many years that he was indeed a part of me.

I missed him more than I thought I could bear. I kept searching Gods Word for comfort, and still I hurt. Sometimes it even hurt to breathe, and I just wanted to stop. Many people said, Just take one day at a time. I tried.One night I prayed, Lord, I know You are acquainted with grief.

You watched your beloved Son die on a cruel cross. Your heart must have broken, too- so You know the pain Im feeling. Dear Lord, Ive tried to take one day at a time. It doesnt work. The days are too long. The nights are even longer. Lord, Im so unhappy and so tired. Please take the pieces of my broken heart and put them back together again.Then I seemed to hear His sweet Spirit speaking to me in that still, small voice saying, Dont try to take one day at a time or even one night at a time.

Just take one breath at a time, and I will give you peace. That was the first night in many nights that I drifted off into a sound, peaceful sleep, literally taking one breath at a time and thanking God for each one.Did grief miraculously disappear from my life after that night? I wish I could say it did, but I still have days and nights of heartache. Now, however, there are more good days and nights than bad ones.

My Lord keeps reminding me of a neverending list of wonderful things I have to be thankful for every day. Thou wilt keep him in perfect peace, whose mind is stayed on thee (Isa. 26:3).John Oxenham wrote He Knows The Way, a beautiful poem that describes my life:Not for one single day can I discern my wayBut this I surely know - Who gives the dayWill show the way, so I securely go.There are often times when I again hear that still, small voice saying, Just take one breath at a time, and I will give you peace.

Then I know my Lord is staying near and watching over me. He always has. He always will.Thank you, Lord. My cup runneth over.



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