Monday, July 11, 2011

God is still God...still my Refuge

Not quite ten years after the Lord brought a chubby, wiggly chocolate lab into my life as a gift to heal my heart after losing my black lab,

my precious boy has gone back to Heaven to be back with Jesus.

We said goodbye yesterday. After a bout with cancer, and surgeries, and too much time at the vet, it was time to let my sweet boy go to sleep and wake up in Heaven.

My heart is broken. I am devastated. He was my best friend. You couldn't ask for a more loyal, happy, sweet dog.

I feel weak today. Broken in too many places. Life hurts too much sometimes.

But God is still in control. And He is still good. And He is still my Lord, no matter what pain this life sends my way.

And right now, maybe Jesus is teaching my dog to finally walk on a leash, and running with his big sister in great fields of wild flowers, chasing butterflies, no longer in pain, happy and free and silly as ever.

I love you, Sweetboy. You loved me. You showed me what unconditional love really is, and for that I will always be grateful.

“Have you not known? Have you not heard?
The Lord is the everlasting God,
the Creator of the ends of the earth.
He does not faint or grow weary;
his understanding is unsearchable.
He gives power to the faint,
and to him who has no might he increases strength.
Even youths shall faint and be weary,
and young men shall fall exhausted;
but they who wait for the Lord shall renew their strength;
they shall mount up with wings like eagles;
they shall run and not be weary;
they shall walk and not faint.”

1 comment:

Michelle's Day said...

AWWWWW!!!!!! I'm SO sorry you lost your dog! That's too sad :-( But you're showing a very good attitude -- sadness, but still relying on and trusting in God. Good for you!