Sunday, October 4, 2009

trust His heart

JD went to be with Jesus on Friday. He breathed his last breath at 2:47. His heart beat it's last beat at 3:02. I'm too tired, too sad, too heartbroken to write much else right now. There is good in the midst of all this, some really beautiful moments proving God's faithfulness, and I hope to get to those in the days to come. But I found this quote, and it speaks to my heart... I hope it will encourage you too.
God is too wise to be mistaken, God is too good to be unkind. So when you don't understand, When you don't see His plan, When you can't trace His hand...Trust His heart.
When you can't trace His hand... when nothing makes sense, when we can't even begin to understand why... trust His heart. Trust that His promises are still true. Trust that He's still good, and still doing good. Trust His heart. Sounds so simple, huh? But I know... I know that I can. God has shown up so big, so real in our most desperate moments. He's proven Himself faithful, proven trustworthy. So while I can't understand, can't see His plan, can't trace His hand... I'm trusting His heart.

12 comments:

  1. Thinking of you, Kristen. Can't tell you how much I admire your strength.

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  2. Kristen, There are soooo many things that are running through my head and heart... I can't express many of them. My thoughts and emotions are so jumbled...in the last couple of days my TSS illness has been put before me in writing again...reliving it is one of the hardest things. I know very personally some of the pain you ALL have and are going through. I know the healing you are facing. I am healing "again" too right now. I just want to tell you, I am very thankful for you. I see God in you more and more and I am thankful for that! You are a HUGE encouragement to me. I love you dearly. Know that now and in the days ahead my heart is knit with yours...I am here and I am earnestly praying...I trust HIS heart! :) Thank you Kristen.

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  3. Oh Kristin. My heart aches for you and your family. :( I am so very very sorry. I really admire you continuing to look to/trust in God through all of this. I hope that your wonderful memories with JD can comfort you during this very difficult time. (((hugs to you and your family))).

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  4. Sorry to misspell your name, KristEn!

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  5. I'm sorry for your loss. JD sounds like an amazing, incredible person. Your faith and strength are such a wonderful example to all of us of our Savior.

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  6. I'll admit openly that I am terrible at comforting others or having the right words to say. Even if what I do say is full of meaning in my heart, it comes out sounding so empty.
    I wish that I could just take away all the pain you're going through. I can't understand or fathom the depth of this pain you're dealing with, and I wish with all of my being it wasn't happening to you. I guess I've realized in all this how deeply I care for you, because I would take the pain away if that was in my power and endure it myself so you wouldn't have to. I admire your never-ending faith in God, it's so moving and I keep learning lessons from you.
    I love you Kristen, and I thank God for you and your quiet strength.

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  7. Again, our prayers are with you.

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  8. I'm so sorry. We just found out last night. Please let us know if you need anything. We will be and are praying for you!

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  9. I truly sorry for what you and your family have gone through, are going through and will continue to go through until you are reunited with JD in heaven. You will be in my prayers.

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  10. I'm so very sorry for your loss. You are in my prayers!

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  11. Oh Kristen I too am so so sorry. I haven't stopped praying for JD, you, and your family ever since I met you on xanga. You all are always in my prayers!

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  12. Oh Kristen! I had no idea. I felt the need to stop by your blog tonight. I didn't know why, but now I do. I have been praying for JD through all of this. Ever since you first announced what was going on on Xanga. I can't believe that he is gone. I'm sitting here crying. I am so terribly sorry, my friend. I wish I had the words to say. Please know that I am praying for you. Hugs!!!!!

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