“I’m so grateful for my sweet hubbie and the anniversary flowers he just sent me. Love you, honey!’
It was a facebook post by one of my friends, and as I read it I thought, “How sweet! He must be a good man.”
Just a few years ago, I would have felt envy, and anger, and frustration that it couldn’t be happening to me. My husband is gone, and I am alone. But today, I’m happy for her. I don’t feel the loneliness and jealousy I would have felt before, because I have come to know that I am not truly all alone.
Cherie Call, in the title song of her album “He Gives Flowers to Everyone”, sings, “…her needs will never be irrelevant to Him…”
I know that is true. God knows my needs. As I’ve worked through the grieving process, I have drawn nearer to God than ever before, and as I continue to do so, I see more and more evidences that He has been right next to me throughout the whole time. There were just years that, because of my anger and impatience, I was blind to His efforts to reach me.
The Savior promised us in John 14:18, “I will not leave you comfortless: I will come to you.”
He promises to be the father to the fatherless, and a husband to the widow. He is willing, if we only open our eyes, release our anger, and look to Him. He is there to comfort, to guide, and to help us.
May you feel Him near you today – for truly, you are not alone!