Joy Will Come

I think all of you know that my brother just got married – it was actually one month ago today!

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I’m not sure if all of you know that he and his wife are leaving us next Saturday. They are transferring jobs and have to move over 6 hours away from us.

This whole month has been really hard on us all. I’ve been crying a lot and just getting sad. I’m so close to Jordan and I know we are hardly ever going to see each other and it’s breaking my heart. The day of their departure is coming up too soon – I’m not ready to say goodbye. I’m just not.

We will see them again for Christmas which is good and then again for my birthday in February, but after that I have no idea when I’ll see them again. They said they’ll only be able to come down about 3-4 times a year and that’s including for Christmas and Thanksgiving… :(

I just feel so much pain. Such loss and heartache. And last night I realized just how much Jordan is struggling too. He has it worse than us – we’re all losing them, but he’s losing all of us. I know he’s also excited for this new chapter of his life and I’m excited for him, too, but we’re all feeling the same pain.

I know that God works everything out for good and I’ve been trying to think – what good is going to come out of this? Because right now I only see pain.

We have one of those calendar devotional things and this is what today said:

Joy will come, of this I am certain. Even though in these moments I can’t see beyond my pain, I believe that joy will come. It will because You promised. “Those who sow in tears will reap with songs of joy.” (Psalm 126:5)

You might be going through a similar time right now. Where all you see is pain and you don’t know how any good is going to come out of this situation, but God does make all things work out for our good. Even though we can’t see it and we don’t understand how, we have hope and trust that things will get better. Joy will come.

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Jordan and Aaryn are leaving us on the 26th – the second day of the craft fair my mom and I do. The last time we will see them is the night before, when we will say our goodbyes. I would appreciate it so much if you would keep Jordan, Aaryn, and my entire family in your prayers during this time. We’re all having a really hard time with this… :(

“Your ways are always higher, Your plans are always good, there’s not a place where I’ll go, You’ve not already stood.”

~Jaclynn~

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Prayer Requests

Hi everyone! I hope you’ve all been doing well. I’m sorry for the lack of posts on here, but I’m hoping to get something else up soon :)

Today I have a few prayer requests:

1- Please pray for my Step Grandpa. He was recently diagnosed with Stage 4 Lung Cancer and given 3 months left to live. He’s in a hospice home now. As far as I know, I think he’s been doing fairly¬†well, but just keep him in your prayers.

2- Please pray for my Gramma. She’s going through a lot right now with my Grandpa (mentioned above) dying and her chihuahua, Ladybug got hit by a car and died. Ladybug was like her child and I know she really misses her. My Gramma is also very worn out. So please pray that she would find strength, peace, and comfort.

3- As some of you know, I do a craft fair (I refer to it as Hillside) with my mom twice a year. Well, the Spring craft fair is this Saturday and Sunday and right now, rain is in the forecast. If it rains, we can’t go because all our stuff would get ruined. I’m really worried and I really love doing Hillside, so I’d be very disappointed if we didn’t get to do it this year. So please pray that there will be no rain and no crazy winds on Saturday or Sunday :)

4- My brother, Jordan, is sick right now and has missed two days of work so far. Please keep him in your prayers :)

I think that’s all I need prayer for right now. If you have anything you need prayer for, please don’t hesitate to ask! I’d be happy to pray for you :)

Thanks in advance and have a great day!

~Jaclynn~

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