Anchored

11.02.2012

I've been laying in bed trying to sleep but racing thoughts and wet eyes pulled me into the den, so here I sit. I didn't plan on blogging today. It felt trivial after getting a call from my brother last night that our friend died in a car accident. But my instinct in pain is to retreat and reflect, typing understanding into my heart. Regurgitating what my heart is whispering is my way of wrapping my head around things, but deaths like these leave little room for reasoning. It just is. And it can't be undone. The sadness just is. And it ebbs and flows as it pleases. I think about how my heart sang over new life on Monday and how it hurts right now over one's end. I think about how I don't know how God works all the time, but that I do know He is in control and He is good all the time. About how present God is in the highs as He is the lows. I read in Hebrews that we have a sure and steadfast anchor of the soul to hope in, and I feel like that truth is wrapped around me right now. Tethered to a God who is trustworthy and unchanging, we will feel the lap of life's cold waves but will never get washed away by them. I am so thankful that Josh was a part of my family's life, a part of my favorite college memories, and the source of laughter and adventure for anyone who met him along the way. All my thoughts and prayers today are for his family, and for my brother and his friends, who walked alongside him and loved him so well.

10 comments:

Ashley Slater said...

Life is painful, and beautiful and its amazing how you experiencing both ends of that within this week. Sending my prayers up alongside yours for your friend and his family who must be aching right now. Your faith is so powerful and I am inspired by the truth of your words here. <3

Britt @ The Magnolia Pair said...

Laura, I am so sorry for your loss. This pains me now how sad you and your family must me.
My 18 year old cousin got in a car accident last saturday and has been in ICU since with 4 surgeries so far. It is so painful to feel the repercussions of car accidents, it just seems so unfair and scary that your life can be ripped away so fast by doing something you do everyday,such as driving. I will be praying for you and your family for peace during this time.

J.L. said...

Laura, I am so sorry to hear this. Our prayers are with you and your family, his family, and all those who are hurting because of this.

Katie Little

k8te said...

i am so sorry for your loss, my thoughts are with you and your family at this sad time.

Athena said...

I'm sorry for your pain. It's terrible losing a friend. You, your brother and your friend's family are in my prayers.

Allison Petro said...

Laura, I'm so sorry. Losing a friend so suddenly is so hard, and I know you have been through this before. My heart aches for you. Even though it doesn't make sense, and we questions God's plans at times like these, you are so wise to lean into His word for comfort and peace. I pray that He will bring spiritual healing to you, your family & loved ones at this difficult time.

Matthew 5:4 “Blessed are those who mourn, for they shall be comforted… “

Kami said...

Sweetie I am so sorry. Death is such a hard thing for us to swallow - even when we know that God is in control. My prayer is that He will wrap you in His arms and give you the chance to feel those emotions that are threatening to overtake you. That you will know you are safe and can rest in Christ.

Praying for you, for your brother and the family and friends of your friend. It's such a hard road to walk - I'm always here if you need an email friend! :)

Nicole said...

Praying for you, your brother, and Josh's entire family this morning. We serve a sovereign God - He who knows exactly what we're feeling and what He is doing in and through us.

Rachel said...

So sorry for your loss! Prayers being sent!

RACHEL said...

I'm so sorry Laura!

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