Friday, March 14, 2014

Tragedy




















The shock of tragedy intensifies grief. One moment life is normal and the next moment normal is gone. We spend the rest of our lives searching for a new normal. God graciously supplies the strength through His presence to step back into the race He's called us to run. However, we must choose to embrace and trust Him. We do not choose tragedy, but we choose how we handle it.

" The Lord is my strength and my song; he has given me victory. This is my God, and I will praise him— my father’s God, and I will exalt him!" Exodus 15:1-3

By HIS mercy and in the grip of His grace,

Andrea Bowling Perdue 





7 comments:

quietspirit said...

Lord Jesus, Plese help Andrea through this time. You know the need . That's all that matters. Wrap your arms of love around her and draw her close to you. Whisper words of comfort and love into her ears. I ask this out of Your grace and mercy for her. We will give You the praise. In the name of Jesus, I pray, AMEN

Andrea said...

Quiet Spirit: These words are based from a time...well, from many times when I've faced tragedies. I shared them today as I prayed for many others who stand in their own tragedy in hopes they would help. Again, God bless you for your prayers. One never knows how many steps they are away from another tragedy.
Blessings and prayers,
andrea

Cheri said...

Beautiful thoughts, my friend!

Denise said...

Amen, love you dear friend.

Crown of Beauty said...

The words you share here come from a heart that's deep and filled with understanding. You've learned many beautiful lessons well, dear Andrea. I know that my name is among the people you storm the heavens for daily. Praising God for you...

consultaespecialistas said...

muy bonito

consultaespecialistas said...

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