A Widows Simple Faith

As a widow, I’ve often been lonely, sad, depressed and even angry at God.

I read somewhere that God didn’t prevent pain, but stood and supported you as you went through it.  I’ve also read that it helps to talk to God as an intimate friend that you can share all your secrets with.  I can bare my soul and feelings, yes even my anger, because God can handle my feelings, my weeping and my grief.

In time I remembered how deeply I believed in my faith and that everything is possible with God – even the healing of my broken heart.

I believe that if I make room in my life for a practice of meditation, prayer, walking, reading and being still enough to really listen -then faith is simple.

As I quiet my spirit, I can be grateful for all the things I still have and see the good in each day.  You can bring this quietness into your life by taking a few conscious breaths – letting your breath slowly flow in and out.

Grieving is hard and there is no quick fix to our pain.  But, for me I’ve found that keeping my faith simple, has balanced and protected me from all the drama around me.

2 Responses

  1. Arlene Miller
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    I’ve been struggling lately, one year and three months since my High school sweetheart and husband of nearly 33 years died suddenly, with my faith. It’s hard for me to express this feeling or thinking to myself. I know God is with me, or I would never have survived this far without my beloved. But, I don’t know how to deal with the doubts. I’ll keep going to God with it.

    • Mary Francis
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      Hi Arlene – I think you are doing what is right for you “going to God with it”. By passing your doubts on to a Higher Power you will be able to focus on day to day living in a more positive mind set. Take care and be safe. Mary Francis

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