18 March, 2010

Prayers

Today, after reading several blogs, I found some very sad news that no military wife ever wants to hear for herself or her friends. One of my lovely followers, Mrs. P, lost her husband. From what I can tell [because I have not previously been a follower of her blog], her husband had been in Afghanistan for about 3 months. He was killed when the vehicle he was in flipped. I don't know all the details, and she gives a little bit more information in her post.

What I do know is that this precious woman - who should never have to go through anything like this - needs our prayers. I can't even fathom how distraught I would be if something happened to my hubby. We don't even have children. (Mrs. P has one baby girl.) My heart hurts for her and her little one. As my hubby is away right now, I want so badly to see him and cuddle him for a while. I plan on doing exactly that tomorrow when he gets home. You know, I don't even know Mrs. P all that well and I am sitting here crying for her over the loss of her soul mate. She will definitely be in my prayers. I ask that all of you who will read this will keep her in yours as well. Most of you are also milspouses, and know that this is our worst fear come to fruition.

If your husband (boyfriend, or fiance) is at home tonight, give him the biggest hug and kiss ever and don't let him get far from you. Remind him just how much you love him, because you might not get the chance again. I think it is truly sad that we take them a little for granted while they're here with us. Sometimes it takes this kind of shock to our system to make us realize that our husbands do have a dangerous job, and that God has only given them a certain amount of time to be here with us on this earth.

 No matter what though, I have to believe that God has bigger and better plans for us even when the storms come in our lives. He tells us that himself. It's one of my favorite verses. "For I know the plans I have for you," declares the Lord, "plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future."  (Jeremiah 29:11) Most importantly, I know that God is here with me through everything. Through my sad times, my angry times, and happy times. He's here. I wrote about this not too long ago. You may not know this, but I write for a Christian website that targets women. It's called A Virtuous Woman. I encourage you to stop by. It's been great for me to read, as well as to write for. My most current article talks about the Promises of God. You see, God never promised us that living life for Him would be easy, but he did make us some other pretty awesome promises.

 I will leave you with this for the evening, and hope that you will continue to pray for Mrs. P and her daughter during this incredibly sad time.


Psalm 34: 17-19

         The righteous cry out, and the LORD hears them;
       he delivers them from all their troubles.
       The LORD is close to the brokenhearted
       and saves those who are crushed in spirit.
        A righteous man may have many troubles,
       but the LORD delivers him from them all; 

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1 comment:

JG said...

Good word. I can't wait now till Easter when I go see SoldierMan. Last night was a very long night.