Wednesday, June 27, 2012

Joy FM

 I stopped to visit Daniel's spot this afternoon and after I started the car after spending some time out there, Natalie Gant's song, "Held" came on.  I have a history with that song and hearing it unloaded a lot.  When the song ended, it was relayed that a family had a child die in childbirth and the song was being dedicated to them by friends of their church.  After that, another woman came on to show her support and dedicated a song and I just sat there and thought to myself that there was so much support going out to that family.  I tried a few times to call in and share a little something about my journey, but the line just rang.  I really, really need to get out what I was going to share so I am placing it here in hopes that it reaches someone who needs it right now.

As I am reaching the year mark of Daniel's passing, one of the most important lessons I have learned is that there can be hope and joy in our time of grief.  It may seem like it will take forever to arrive, but it's there, waiting for the day we're ready to embrace something more than our sorrow.  A verse that has helped me through some of my darker moments is in Lamentations.  
For no one is abandoned
 by the Lord forever.
 Though he brings grief, he also shows compassion because of the greatness of his unfailing love.For he does not enjoy hurting people or causing them sorrow.
My prayers are with that family and for those that so bravely stepped out of their shell to share on the radio.


  1. I am so proud of you, Amanda. The Lord is really using you and will continue to do so! I'm going to share this with some others.

  2. What a great and poignant verse- I LOVE the Message