Post by JeepGirl on Nov 27, 2019 16:05:43 GMT
I want to preface this post by saying I am truly grateful and thankful to the Lord for all He has done in my life and I am simply sharing some thoughts.
I have experienced a strange realization as this holiday season has begun. As you know, a breakthrough has occurred with my es after many years of estrangement. Fragile but, we are speaking. Also, we are spending Thanksgiving with my daughter and her family. So shouldn't I be experiencing immense happiness and none of the former sadness? Strangely, every once in a while, to my surprise, I get a flashback of that former sadness. Then, quickly, I remind myself all is okay with my family and those old feelings dissipate.
Maybe I am thinking too deeply about my estrangement but I am wondering if those sad emotions and that cloud which was ever present, was part of me for so long that they became imbedded in me, maybe like PTSD? Does this sound crazy? Maybe it is, but I always felt that estrangement effects us to the inner depths of our being and the loss and grief we feel during our estrangements is beyond description. And I think we will all agree that estrangement definitely effects our health and well-being.
So what do we do about it all?
Continue to know that God is with us from the beginning of our estrangements until the end and through reconciliation. "Being confident of this very thing, that He which hath begun a good work in you will perform it until the day of Jesus..." Philippians 1:6
Prayers for each of you to be blessed this Thanksgiving. Love, Joanna
"May the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace in believing, that you may abound in hope by the power of the Holy Spirit." Romans 15:13