I have this daily devotional that I received from a women’s retreat and I just wanted to share today’s scripture. I love this because for someone who has lost a child, you hold on to your living child(ren) so much more than you would ever have thought!
It reads “ENTRUST YOUR LOVED ONES TO ME; release them into My protective care. They are much safer with Me than in your clinging hands. If you let a loved one become an idol in your heart, you endanger that one -as well as yourself. Joseph and his father Jacob, suffered terribly because Jacob loved Joseph more than any of his other sons and treated him with special favor. So Jospeh’s brothers hated him plotted against him. Ultimately, I used that situation for good, but both father and son had to endure years of suffering and separation from one another. I detest idolatry, even in the form of parental love, so beware of making a beloved child your idol. When you release loved ones to Me, you are free to cling to My hand. As you entrust others into My care, I am free to shower blessings on them. My presence will go with them wherever they go and I will give them rest. This same Presence stays with you as you relax and place your trust in Me. Watch to see what I will do.”
I love this because for someone who has lost a child, you hold on to the your living child so much more. It may definitely take time, but I am learning to not hold on so tight and that she will always be taken care of.