Memory Monday – Week 46

Last week was a rough week. Honestly, the last two months have been rough, but after being very down about Kai, more heartache came. While at work my sweet co-worker got a call from her daughter that her daughter had found her fiance dead in their home. He was 25 years old and they were getting married in two months. My heart sunk. I didn’t sleep for days. I’m heartbroken for this sweet family and will be attending the funeral in just a few hours.

Despite what honestly feels and seems like a lot of darkness, He remains faithful. He continues to be a source of light. A breath of fresh air. A ray of sunshine. A source of energy when I feel like there is no more.

Today, I chose this verse as a reminder that God goes before us. He is with us. He doesn’t leave us. He doesn’t forsake us. We have no reason to be afraid. We have no reason to be discouraged.

In Deuteronomy 31, Moses was giving the people final instructions before he passed away. In Deuteronomy 31:7 Moses told Joshua to be strong and of good courage. Moses knew that bringing the people into the Promised Land was going to take both strength and courage so he reminded Joshua that the Lord would give him both. Deuteronomy 31:8 follows with Moses telling JoshuaΒ the Lord would be with Him – never leaving Him nor forsaking Him.

I assume I’m not the only one who feels like they are surrounded by darkness today. But, remember that God is on the throne! We can live in victory because of the work He has already done. He is light and light always overtakes darkness. If you trust Him and allow Him, He will restore and redeem your heartache. Whatever you are facing, remember that He is with you every step of the way.

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23 Comments
  • Elisha
    Posted at 07:19h, 05 May Reply

    praying for you always twiny! Love you! xoxo

  • Elena
    Posted at 07:28h, 05 May Reply

    Oh my gosh!! I cannot imagine what that poor girl is going through!! How horrible!! I’m glad you can still see some light through all this darkness. Thoughts, prayers, and hugs to you!! Stay strong!

  • Megan Davis
    Posted at 07:40h, 05 May Reply

    HE IS FAITHFUL! Praying for you and the family as you attend the funeral! Hugs to you!

  • Amanda
    Posted at 07:55h, 05 May Reply

    How absolutely heart breaking! I can’t imagine. It’s moments like this when I’m so incredibly thankful for my husband. My thoughts are with you today as you continue to walk in this season of loss. Thankful the God of Angel armies goes before you!

  • Kim Adams Morgan
    Posted at 09:01h, 05 May Reply

    Caroline, This is heart-breaking. I am so very sorry for your friend’s loss. I pray that God would reveal Himself to this family and to her in a clear way so that they would feel His presence and know that they are not alone in this journey. Blessings to you.

  • Amie
    Posted at 09:44h, 05 May Reply

    Oh my this is just terrible!! I can not even imagine πŸ™ Praying for the family and you as well.

  • Aimee
    Posted at 09:44h, 05 May Reply

    I’m so sorry, Caroline. I think about you and your family often. I will be praying for your friend and her family as well. Sometimes it really does feel like the darkness is winning but I am so glad we can take comfort in the fact that it never will. β™₯

  • Emily @ EatLoveProcreate
    Posted at 09:54h, 05 May Reply

    Man, horrible things come in such waves sometimes. I’m sorry you’ve had to receive such an onslaught of less than joyful experiences. I am praying that some amazingly good news comes your way soon to overcome all of the sadness and defeat that wants to infiltrate as of late. As always, I admire your outlook and resolve to keep things in perspective!

  • Erika B.
    Posted at 11:16h, 05 May Reply

    Oh my gosh, that is SO horrible!! How awful for that family. πŸ™ I am so sorry and will be praying for them.

  • Evangeline
    Posted at 11:46h, 05 May Reply

    Thanks for setting an example of always looking to Jesus, especially in the dark places/moments of life. I appreciate that about you. Praying that you’ll feel the warmth of His Light and allow it to shine through you to others on another tough day.

  • Lisa
    Posted at 12:30h, 05 May Reply

    Oh Caroline, my heart goes out to your friend and her family. And to you. Praying God’s peace, comfort, and protection over you.

  • katie
    Posted at 14:25h, 05 May Reply

    I’m so sorry, Caroline. That is so much to have going on…those dark times can be overwhelming, but your spirit is unbelievable undaunted. Incredible. Much love and prayers.

  • Kara
    Posted at 15:33h, 05 May Reply

    praying for you and the family today

  • Cori
    Posted at 17:52h, 05 May Reply

    I am so sorry that you are facing sadness again so soon. My prayers for you and the family. In awe of you for always facing trials with a positive outlook. See you soon.

  • Amy
    Posted at 18:06h, 05 May Reply

    My heart goes out to your friend and her daughter, I am so sorry. Praying for them and for you always!

  • Rhonda
    Posted at 18:44h, 05 May Reply

    Thank you for taking the time to encourage your readers when you yourself are going through hard times and need encouragement yourself.

  • Cheryl Smith
    Posted at 18:58h, 05 May Reply

    Oh, dear Caroline! How terribly sad! Bless her heart…and yours, too. There is so much sadness. So thankful we have a Savior Who was a Man of sorrows and acquainted with grief and Who truly relates to how we feel and what we go through in this life. You are a comforting force in the midst of so much darkness, as Jesus’ light shines through you. So thankful for you!

  • Mel @ there is a higher hope
    Posted at 19:53h, 05 May Reply

    I’m so sorry for all of the heartache you’ve had to face. And I’m so saddened for that young lady and all of the grief that poor family is going through. Your faithfulness is so encouraging and inspiring. Much love going out to you today. πŸ™‚

  • Jennifer | The Deliberate Mom
    Posted at 08:21h, 06 May Reply

    Oh, how heart-breaking. Death is so hard but I am ever thankful for our Saviour who bears the burden for us.

    Sending love and prayers.
    xoxo

  • Suzanne
    Posted at 10:06h, 06 May Reply

    I am so so sorry that you have had such sadness in your heart these past few months. I hope that your faith continues to lift you up and a little sunshine comes your way very soon. Sending you so much love. xo

  • Kelli B
    Posted at 15:28h, 06 May Reply

    Oh man πŸ™ So much darkness for sure. Praying for you and your co-worker now! Love that you still see LIGHT in all of this. I know it’d be so hard for me to do the same!

  • jennifer prod
    Posted at 16:24h, 06 May Reply

    oh caroline, i’m sending all kinds of hope and love and strength your way – this is an incredibly challenging ordeal, and my heart breaks for these people i don’t even know, but i admire your courage and am positive that your presence is a blessing to that family.

  • Camille
    Posted at 10:43h, 07 May Reply

    Oh Caroline, I am so sorry. I know this feels like such a difficult and dark time for you. As always, I am praying for you and your family. Hugs <3

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