Widowhood, by Fran
Ecc. 3:1 To every thing there is a season, and a time to every purpose under heaven;
(2) A time to be born, and a time to die; a time to plant, and a time to pluck up that which is planted:
Ecc 3:4 A time to weep, and a time to laugh; a time to mourn, and a time to dance;
God appoints seasons and times for each one of us and He has created us to experience different season and time during our life time on earth. Some of us will go through a season and time of grief and sorrow. But God has given us wonderful promises through His Living Word, the Bible.
Psalms 55:22 Cast your burden upon the Lord, and He will sustain thee; He shall never suffer the righteous to be moved.
Psalms 18:28 For thou wilt light my candle; the Lord God will enlighten my darkness.
Nahum 1:7 The Lord is good, a strong hold in the day of trouble; and He knoweth them that trust in Him.
This is a time that you can draw even closer to the Lord. There may be times when it is only the Lord you can turn to. Remember it is God who created each one of us and He knows us better than anyone else could ever knows us. Tell Jesus exactly how you feel, if you are lonely, sad, don't understand, fearful, or perhaps you may feel some anger. Whatever the circumstances are, let the Lord know. Matthew 7:7 Jesus says: Ask, and it shall be given you; Seek, and ye shall find; Knock, and it shall be opened.
Lastly, think on what Paul said:
Phil. 3:14 I press toward the mark for the prize of the high calling of God in Christ Jesus.
God has given each one of us a purpose and a plan for our lives. Ask God every day what He would have you do today to bring Him pleasure and to glorify and honor Him.