PW Blog – April 28, 2020 – Mourning

Hi everyone,

Long time no see to many of you. I miss seeing your sweet faces so much!  The church just seems so lonely right now. I constantly remind myself that God is sovereign, and I trust that in the midst of this uncertainty He is in control.  He ALWAYS takes care of us; of this I am confident.

I’ve been feeling the Lord guiding me to have some type of blog on our church website for women.  I’m going to attempt to have something available weekly.  It will have a broad range; from being a message God has put on my heart via text or video, something light and humorous, my own challenges/or ways I’ve overcome, and lastly maybe even a recipe or craft.  I’d love to hear from you guys and welcome feedback!  I’m really excited about starting this and hope it’s a way we can connect. 

This week I feel led to share what God has been putting on my heart over the last two weeks. Almost every day I read or Jesse tells me the statistics of how many people have contracted the virus, how many people have died and how many cases do we have in our area.  One day I was reading a FB post on a group I follow, and a pastor had passed away and his wife was fighting for her life from this horrific virus. Guys, I wanted to bawl. In that moment I felt like I have been living in a bubble but all around me people are dying, people are losing loved ones and sometimes more than one loved one.  People are fighting for their lives! THIS IS REAL! I feel a deep sense of mourning and have been moved to tears for the tragic losses occurring all over the world. I hope that we would see this as a “time or season to mourn like Ecclesiastes says. Let us not have hardened hearts like the world but be sensitive to the many, many people that are being impacted by this disease. We should be praying for comfort for our fellow man and praying like never before that people would have open hearts and turn to God. It should lead us to be even more grateful that we are in an area that has only mildly been impacted (at this time). 

Dear Lord,

Help me to feel your pain for the loss of your people. I pray that I would be sensitive to what is going on around me. I pray that hearts would turn towards you and that those that have lost loved ones would feel your presence. Keep my heart soft always.  Amen

In Christ’s Love,

Nichole


4 Responses to “PW Blog – April 28, 2020 – Mourning”

  1. Jess says:

    Test message

  2. Debbie says:

    Thank you for sharing your thoughts Nichole! I have had some of the same thoughts – we are rather blessed around here (wondering when that may change) and my heart hurts when I read of deaths and I cry – I read of those who “made it through” and I cry. I read that God is in control and loves us and I cry. Joy, sorrow, love tears – and I pray!!! Again, thank you for starting this up!

  3. Danielle says:

    I’m very thankful for this message. I’ve allowed my heart to harden to this especially in speaking to others in our area. Thanks for the reminder.

  4. Linda Lingo says:

    Thank you Nicole, I feel the same as you. It is hard to understand or feel that this is so devastating to others in our world, when we have not been hit in our area like some. But this is real, and I pray for others in their circumstances and know that God is in controll. Praise the Lord for we know that Christ being the center of our lives, that we have a heads up and we believe and know that God IS IN FULL CONTROLL! Amen!!

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