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The past year and 11 months have been the most difficult time of my life. Death of an immediate family member is one of those things you hear about or see on Facebook or on the news but never expect it to happen to you, and when it does you’re left completely vulnerable, heartbroken and constantly thinking that surely this can't have happened to me?
The day that my younger brother Luke, aged 18 at the time, was suddenly and tragically taken from us still remains a complete blur, and I find it extremely difficult to think back to the day it all took place. BUT.. I have a hope and I have a faith that has made things a whole lot easier.
One of the best things about God, is that you can come as you are. I came with my grief, pain, heartache, questions and thousand of tears and not once has He turned His back on me. Instead he has filled me with His peace, joy, comfort and steadfast love and embraced me with open arms.
When I think about my relationship with God over this time I can definitely say that it's been a crazy journey and He has revealed himself more than ever. I still have unanswered questions and to say my heart is completely healed would be a lie. But I fully believe that in His time my questions will be answered and that my broken heart will be healed. This journey of mine has revealed to me who God really is and I can stand boldly in faith and say that whatever has happened and whatever will happen..HE'S GOT THIS!
"I'm absolutely convinced that nothing - nothing living or dead, angelic or demonic, today or tomorrow, high or low, thinkable or unthinkable - absolutely nothing can get between us and God's love because of the way that Jesus our Master has embraced us"[/three_fifth_last]