My father passed away a little over two months ago. To everyone that has lost a loved one, the words... I'm sorry comes straight from my heart. It has been the most hurtful thing in my life. On July 18, 2014, I felt pure defeat. I wondered how in the world I could ever do life without this amazing man of God.
In the last hour of my fathers life, The Lord had great mercy and he went home to Heaven peacefully surrounded by his family, without a struggle. Even in my devastation I still could see the mighty hand of God! I know my father is ok and that is all that has ever mattered. He is at the feet of Jesus!
It is a difficult time on the one's that are left behind here on earth. When days get REALLY tough I remind myself that I still am the apple of his eye. I still am his baby doll. I still am my daddy's little girl. I am and always will remain to be....
MY FATHER'S DAUGHTER!!!
I was comforted last week to find a note hidden in his Bible. I study out of my daddy's Bible often. I have searched it for notes. I have found many but I overlooked this precious treasure. It touched my soul :)
YOU are a gift from God. I am honored to be your father. You're very precious to me, I love you so much. You have given me much joy, and I am proud of you. I want you to know this. - I bless you with healing from all the wounds that others have caused you. I bless you with love, joy, peace, understanding, understanding of the WORD. I bless you with spiritual influence, I bless you with prosperity, I bless you with SUCESS in whatever you do. You are my Daughter IN WHOM I AM WELL PLEASED.
There has never been a question in my mind that he loved me. If I could count the times he said he loved me in my lifetime, it would be higher than any mountain! The love of Jesus flowed freely from my Father and he showed me how much he loved me every single day.
Every person that has lost a loved one has a unique story to tell the world but as believers we all have the same God! Although our thoughts are not the same thoughts as God's and our plans may not be His plans, I am always encouraged by HIS GREAT LOVE!!!
Deuteronomy 31:8 (NIV)
The LORD himself goes before you; he will never leave you or forsake you. Do not be afraid; do not be discouraged.
IN THE END ....GOD HAD THE FINAL SAY!!!
Blessings always ~
Pamela Britt Malone
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