Wednesday, August 11, 2010

Things fall apart

Sometimes it seems like the world is just falling down around us. 
Everyone here is fine, just so I don't alarm anyone to start off with. It just seems like there is so much bad news around me lately.

My sister's sister in-law is patiently waiting for their 18 month old daughter to die. At this point death would be sweet relief for her. It is so tragic and sad, but their faith is so strong.

A woman in Anchorage lost her husband two weeks ago when the  C17 that her husband was in crashed while practicing for the air show. A few days ago her father died in a plane crash on his way to a fishing trip. My heart just aches for her.

Back in my home town in Michigan, a young mother is struggling with inoperable cancer. I used to watch her in awe at horse shows when I was a kid. She is a magnificent equestrian.

A blogger that I follow just lost his father-in-law suddenly. They were supposed to be going on vacation together. 

I normally don't use this blog as a platform for my faith, but I found comfort in these verses today, especially considering that they were both written by David, someone who saw extreme highs and lows in his life.

"Oh Lord, do not forsake me; be not far from me, O my God. Come quickly to help, O Lord My Savior." Psalm 38:21-22

"The Lord is close the brokenhearted and saves those who are crushed in spirit." Psalm 34:18


  1. Yes, He is our only comfort!

  2. My sympathy for all your losses. I can only imagine you are dumbfounded at the expressions of grief pouring out for the loss of our Uncle Ted.


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