27th February 2017 Nancy

How do you cope when life is hard?

As many of you will know my beloved husband died last July and my family and I have been discovering how to live without him.  I was married to Ray for 43 wonderful years and he was my best friend for 47 years – we were also working together and leading ngm/inspire for 36 years so you can imagine the loss I feel.  My sons too miss their dad, he was more to them than just a dad figure, he was a friend, a best friend!

How do you cope when life is hard?  What do you do when you don’t understand why things work out the way they do?  You trust.  I have always said that we are not called to understand everything that happens in life but we are called to trust.   We may not understand why, but I know from experience that when everything in your world falls apart, the way to survive is to cling on to God and tell him you trust him.  It says in the Bible that God is close to the brokenhearted and that is so true.  As I have trusted, I have felt his presence so deeply.  So many people when tough things happen turn away from God and blame him, but that’s the time when you need him, so instead of turning away, cling on to him and tell him you trust him to do what Romans 8:28 says:- bring good out of your horrendous situation.  I know from experience that he is faithful and he can do it (1 Thess 5:24).  Trust him today and always!