Saturday, November 28, 2009

Secret to Survival

I knew Monday would be a hard day.  I was dreading the emotions  I would face going back to the house one last time, visiting the cemetery, and helping with the blood drive.  How did I get through it?
That morning I paraphrased 1 Peter 1:1-13 and wrote it on the palm of my hand.  It was right there all day as a reminder to maintain an eternal perspective.

"We have a living hope in Jesus Christ
and an inheritance in Heaven that can never perish.
  Therefore, set your hope fully on what is to come.
There is great joy ahead
even though now for a little while you have had to suffer grief."

That is how I survived Monday and how I survive every day when I want to crawl back in bed and give up.  I press on.
And so should you.

4 comments:

Anonymous said...

Dear Marlo,

I've been thinking about your family all week. God is still holding you in the palm of His hand. Your friends are still praying. You are still pressing on.
blessings,
Rosemary Boswell

Liz said...

I love that chapter of 1 Pet! I'm glad you're pressing on and continuing to move forward! HUGS!

Anonymous said...

Awesome verse!!! Thanks for sharing!!! Glad you came home to Oklahoma!!!

Shelley

polly's path said...

I have been thinking about your family during Thanksgiving week. It is hard to beliebe it has been two years since Anna earned her heavenly body...thank you for sharing your heart. Saturday's post spoke directly to me as we dealth with the death of a special member of our family 6 days prior. I had been walking in a daze trying to make sense of things and your words and the verse you shared lifted me up. Thank you.