Reassuring Promise
Psalm 73:26 (NLT) My health may fail, and my spirit may grow weak, but God remains the strength of my heart; he is mine forever.

It’s one thing to venture through life with parents, siblings, a spouse, children, or good friends whom you love. But it’s an entirely different deal when the day comes that you have to go on in life without them. Your body continues to go through the motions, but your precious soul aches with an indescribable and sometimes inconsolable sense of loss and longing. The time and space once occupied by your loved one becomes long and vast with emptiness – that is, until God heals your wound. Why is it a wound? It is a wound because the spirit of a person was severed from your spirit, and just as if it were a tear in the flesh – the spirit has to heal. I want to say to you that as much as it hurts you in your grief and sorrow – you are blessed. What you are going through is a natural part of releasing someone you so dearly love completely into the care of our Father Who most loves all of us. But God has something for you. In return, He will strengthen you and give you a newness of joy.      That is God’s reassuring promise to you – day by day.