May God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ give you grace and peace.
—1 Corinthians 1:3 NLT
The journey I had with my mother, and now with my father, is one that continues with no end in sight. I’ve learned that it is okay to cry—to hurt—to fail—to make mistakes—to grieve for what is lost a little more day by day. This is not only a story that breaks my heart, but one which builds my faith. God is my anchor in this raging tide which ebbs and flows into the recesses of my heart. He is my only strength. Without Him, this journey would not be possible, and His peace would not be real. Today is another day to walk by faith. Another lesson. Another blessing. Another sadness. Another joy. Another step climbing to the summit. Another opportunity to live as He asks. Another opportunity to act justly—to love mercy—to walk humbly with Him. I pray to never lose sight of the power surrender promises. In giving myself away, I grow to know this person He gave His life to save—the real me—the person He knows I can be. This journey is not about me, but who He is in me.
© 2017 Lynn Lacher