Listen. Look. Love.
This February has caught me off-guard. As a widow of nearly 16 years, I like to think that with enough ” grief tools” that we can empower ourselves and our hearts to navigate any sticky holiday that may trigger grief.
However, God has been doing a fresh healing work in my heart and it’s a tender time. What do you do when your heart hurts while everyone else seems to be celebrating?
Taking time to listen to Jesus each morning sets within me a fresh foundation of peace. Taking action to to serve resets my perspective and takes me on a fresh God-adventure!
Which brings me to Valentine’s Day. It can be a wonderful time and it can be fraught with grief triggers. So what do we do? Here’s a few helpful steps that work in my life. Please let me know if they bless you too!
Listen. Take time to still your heart and listen to the Lord. Listen to how much He loves you through His word. (click here for 14 verses about God’s love for you)!
Look. Pray and look for opportunities to give. Notice another widow or solo mom? Make a plan to surprise one person with a blessing of being appreciated!
Love. Take time to love the Lord (worship helps us break the chains of fear and loneliness), love yourself (self-care), and love others by giving back.
Our goal with today’s newsletter is to authentically point you to the One who heals our hearts and renews our spirit! Be sure to check out our latest Widow Strong small group opportunities!