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RETURN

Karen Sebastian - Friday, June 01, 2018

RETURN

Only in returning to me and resting in me will you be saved. In quietness and confidence is your strength. Isaiah 30:15 NLT

Today's writing is part of the Five Minute Friday link up. Join us by writing for five minutes every Friday. Here goes...

Returning quietly

Grieving is unpredictable. My first husband, Bill, moved to Heaven almost 6 years ago. And yet, I will sometimes feel a wave of sorrow hit me in an unexpected way and at unexpected times. 

When that happens, I simply take a deep breath and ride the wave of the memory. I quietly feel the bittersweetness of the difference in my life now than if he had not died. I sometimes feel regret for what I did or did not do which I have to release.

Resting confidently

Rest can only come when you release the expectation of what you thought your life would be and return to trust your Heavenly Father. I am so thrilled that God has taught me so much during this time and that I have found a new love. 

I will never replace what I had with my first husband. And yet, I can rest in the confidence that God is always good. My new husband, Rodney, and I are celebrating our first wedding anniversary this weekend and I can rest confidently in what God has started in us and will complete. 

That's The Power of Hope. 

What's your story?

STOP

This is a blog written as a part of Five Minute Friday prompt. Please join a vibrant community who blogs for five minutes on one word every Friday by clicking here.


Author, speaker, corporate trainer, ordained minister and Hope Catalyst, Karen Sebastian enjoys sharing her rich life experiences with others – engaging them in adventurous discoveries of the beauty of hope in a dark, cloudy world. Her books will inspire you to embrace hope no matter what you are going through. To increase hope and improve relationships with yourself and those that you love check out her Facebook page - The Power of Hope.


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Misty commented on 01-Jun-2018 09:33 AM
Wow... Hope really is so unfathomably powerful.

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Hopegrams

Hope Rays

RETURN

Karen Sebastian - Friday, June 01, 2018

RETURN

Only in returning to me and resting in me will you be saved. In quietness and confidence is your strength. Isaiah 30:15 NLT

Today's writing is part of the Five Minute Friday link up. Join us by writing for five minutes every Friday. Here goes...

Returning quietly

Grieving is unpredictable. My first husband, Bill, moved to Heaven almost 6 years ago. And yet, I will sometimes feel a wave of sorrow hit me in an unexpected way and at unexpected times. 

When that happens, I simply take a deep breath and ride the wave of the memory. I quietly feel the bittersweetness of the difference in my life now than if he had not died. I sometimes feel regret for what I did or did not do which I have to release.

Resting confidently

Rest can only come when you release the expectation of what you thought your life would be and return to trust your Heavenly Father. I am so thrilled that God has taught me so much during this time and that I have found a new love. 

I will never replace what I had with my first husband. And yet, I can rest in the confidence that God is always good. My new husband, Rodney, and I are celebrating our first wedding anniversary this weekend and I can rest confidently in what God has started in us and will complete. 

That's The Power of Hope. 

What's your story?

STOP

This is a blog written as a part of Five Minute Friday prompt. Please join a vibrant community who blogs for five minutes on one word every Friday by clicking here.


Author, speaker, corporate trainer, ordained minister and Hope Catalyst, Karen Sebastian enjoys sharing her rich life experiences with others – engaging them in adventurous discoveries of the beauty of hope in a dark, cloudy world. Her books will inspire you to embrace hope no matter what you are going through. To increase hope and improve relationships with yourself and those that you love check out her Facebook page - The Power of Hope.


Facebook  | Instagram | LinkedIn | Twitter | Home








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Misty commented on 01-Jun-2018 09:33 AM
Wow... Hope really is so unfathomably powerful.

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