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Life As You Know It Can Change In A Moment

Time is a funny thing.  It is never on our side.  We always seem to run out of it and it keeps on changing.  It never stands still and we never can go back and change it.  Life as we know it can change so quickly it is like someone came up from behind you and jerked the rug out from under your feet.  In just a split second life changes.

Just ask my cousin.  She was happily married with a daughter.  Her husband crashed his motorcycle, leaving him almost dead.  After coming out of a coma he had to learn to walk and talk all over again.  After several years of the accident the incident played a toil on the marriage and it was dissolved.  The man she had married was no longer that person due to a personality change from injuries sustained to the head.  Her life changed in an instant and they could no longer return to the happy moments of family life except with memories.

Just ask a friend of mine who had three children and happily married.  A Christian home, doing all the right things, being who God called them to be, and in an instant things changed.  He fell from several stories on a construction site.  Everyone presumed him dead falling from such height.  However, through much recovery his personality was not the same due to head injuries.  Their marriage dissolved leaving her feeling confused on why God allowed this to happen to her.  She left her quick-tempered husband due to the fact of protecting her children from a man she once loved so dearly.

Just ask a pastor who got a call on the way home from his church, stating his brother had killed another man.  Just ask a friend of mine whose son was killed point-blank because of drug deal gone bad.  Just ask the mother and father who was awakened in the night by a policeman coming to tell them their daughter just died from a drunk driver.  The list goes on, life goes on, sometimes not so easy to deal with but somehow God gives us the strength to make it another day despite what life has dealt us.

Just ask Bobbi, the wife of Bill.  He is one of our church members who seemed to be acting a little different over this past week-end.  On Monday morning his boss told him to go home or go to the hospital.  The CT scan showed a four-inch brain tumor.  Aggressive and growing, putting pressure on his brain, it affected him at different times, from memory to thinking correctly.  An average hard-working family man now facing surgery and other tests to determine how much time this disease will give him.   We are believing for a miracle. His entire family’s life has and will be forever changed.

Through all these circumstances I am sure you may relate or know someone too in which their life was changed in a moment.  If it wasn’t for God where would we be?  Some who don’t believe in God who is faced with death suddenly starts to pray on in a moment of time.  God is the one who carries us through it all, strengthens us in our weakness and lifts us up to live again with faith. We believe, we receive as time ticks on.  It is through knowing Him that time is on our side in eternity.

Prayer:  Lord, you have a plan and we don’t know why things happen sometimes.  It is hard to not ask “why” when bad things happen to good people.  Sometimes we hurt, we get angry or upset and then we wonder again where are you in all of this madness and sadness.  One thing I do know is your timing is not always what our timing is, you know best.  It is through the difficult times when our life changes in a moment that we need you the most.  Thank you for healing each and everyone and giving us hope again. In Jesus name.  Amen.

Proverbs 27:1 Do not boast about tomorrow, for you do not know what a day may bring forth.

James 4:14 New International Version (©1984)
Why, you do not even know what will happen tomorrow. What is your life? You are a mist that appears for a little while and then vanishes.

Psalms 144:4 New American Standard Bible (©1995) Man is like a mere breath; His days are like a passing shadow.

I Corinthians 15:52 New Living Translation (©2007)
It will happen in a moment, in the blink of an eye, when the last trumpet is blown. For when the trumpet sounds, those who have died will be raised to live forever. And we who are living will also be transformed.

Please remember to pray for those in my stories today.  If you would like to leave a comment or prayer request (or prayer) please do so in support or in memory of someone who has experienced a moment of time that changed their life.

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2 thoughts on “Life As You Know It Can Change In A Moment”

  1. My life changed in a moment also. I lost my mom suddenly 5 years ago to Melanoma. We found out on a Friday and she was gone on Sunday. My stepdad’s pastor came to the hospital the day before she died to ‘help’ or whatever. This, in my personal experience, did not help at all, it just made me even madder (if that’s a word) and upset. Then after she had passed the pastor came back and gave my sister and I the speal of “God has plans for her, He needed her now”. To me this is bologna. I didn’t buy it nor do I now. My reaction was “really?” what could He possibly need her for when my sister and I are sitting here without a mother now, my kids no longer have the BEST grandma in the world, I no longer have anyone to turn to for all the answers. Why must we be alone without her now? What bigger plan could He possibly have? Yes I am angry and have lost any little bit of faith that I once had.

  2. I am so sorry you lost your mother. Nothing can ever take her place nor do always words help. Sometimes people just don’t know what to say and they don’t realize that words stick with you for a long time. The pastor was looking for answers to try and make you feel better and I am sure meant no harm. There are different stages that a person goes through when something tragic happens in their life so fast and it takes time to heal those circumstances. It doesn’t mean we go on and forget but time also gives us time to remember and reflect on the time we did have with our loved ones. Grieving is not fun, it is painful and it is a lingering process. It is also a healing journey to find life to accept a new normal, cause normal in life is no longer normal when you have a person whom you loved so dearly suddenly disappears. What you are feeling and dealing with is a normal emotional response and I am sure you still deal with anger or even an extreme sadness at times missing your mother. The important thing to remember is we may not know “why” God allowed it to happen, but be rest assured He is with us when it happened and is still with us today. If we could see your mother in heaven today, what would she want for your life? Your childrens life? She would want the best for you, she would want you to live free from being so sad, hurt or angry. We must rely on God’s spirit to comfort us and He will if you ask Him. Sometimes we continue to ask why without asking to come and be with us. Don’t try to hide your feelings and may I even suggest you get a journal book and title it, “Mom”. Start writing out your thoughts and memories or even letters to your mother. This will be a great keepsake for your children and it will help you through this process. You can move forward experiencing grief while at the same time rejoining the living through acts of giving and receiving. We shouldn’t focus on the “If only” but the healing journey of living as mothers want their daughters to live. As a mother, I want the best for my children and I know she would want the best for you. I will pray right now for God’s Spirit to bring you comfort. Allow Him and ask him to take away the angry feelings and give you peace. Allow His Spirit to comfort you. When you go to bed tonight, curl up as a daughter in a mommy’s lap and allow God to give you peace and rest. I am sorry we cannot go back and say or change the past but we can however determine our future and I know your mother would want the best for you and her grandchildren, cause you said it best, she is the BEST grandma in the world. In His Love, Melissa

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