Friday, July 17, 2009

"The Shack"

I've just started reading a book titled " The Shack" by WM. Paul Young.

This is an excerpt fromt the book that really speaks to where I feel I'm at at the moment- and yet after reading that quote- I know that's just how I feel, NOT how I AM. hehe-no, not a riddle- here, have a read!

"Jesus?" he whispered as his voice choked. "I feel so lost."
A hand reached out and squeezed his and didn't let go. "I know, Mack. But it's not true. I am with you and I'm not not lost. I'm sorry it feels that way, but hear me clearly; you are not lost."

perspective....that's all I can say.


Franchesca Cox said...

That is exactly it. I lost my daughter about 9 weeks ago after 13 days with her in the NICU. Along with feeling lost there is an intense isolation that accompanies the anguish. It is amazing those glimpses of hope and comfort the the Lord gives when we are in utter despair. ~prayers

Sarah said...

God is amazing, without him sustaining us- I shudder to think where I'd be.
I am so sorry to hear about your daughter Franchesca...we lost our identical twin boys 7 weeks ago- gosh it feels like such a blur somedays-all that time in between! thinking and praying for you too x

MissingYouAlways said...

Iam so sorry about your losses. I too lost my son 2 weeks ago. He was born prematurely at just 22 weeks gestation, and passed just a few moments after birth.
that quote describes perfectly how I feel, and how Im sure anyone who has lost a child feels. or has felt.
before I lost my son, I never knew what to believe in. but after you lose a child, you want to believe in something so much greater.
It helped me find god.

Ill be praying for you and your family. =)

sky said...

This book was a real comfort for me after loosing my daughter.