Day 12 Companion August 22, 2019 11:12

 

This is the second walk I've had without Murphy and I miss him!

Yes, I can walk faster and get home quicker without all of his little discovery stops  but I miss his companionship- our teamwork. The combined efforts of our walks together seem so much more fulfilling to my soul. It brings me joy when we accomplish our daily walk together. There's always a grand celebration when we get to the back yard, our finish line. I let him off his leash and he takes off running full throttle, as fast as his four little legs will go, around the yard for his victory lap.

It's easy for me to assess the affects of feeling like God has left me behind. Those days I feel empty, joyless, lost and a little wilted but then it hits me...

Does God ever really leave me behind? If I'm going to believe what He's teaching me then the answer is no. He does not ever leave me. How does He feel when I leave Him behind? Yes of course He can get his work accomplished and his desires met with or without me- He's God for goodness sake! And it would be undeniably easier for Him to accomplish His enormous 'to do' list on His own but the companionship with his child is gone. When I think about the loss of relationship with my own two children my heart skips a beat. Literally.

 As I walk my healing mile every day with my dearest Murph Man, my mind is refreshed knowing that life without God's companionship is just a 'walk' but with his friendship and heart to hearts, it's a grand adventure that opens my eyes to his goodness, teaches me how to trust Him, ultimately mending my broken heart strings.

Everyday looking forward to my walk with Him- and with Murph.

 

How Can You Mend a Broken Heart -Al Green 

I can think of younger days when living for my life
Was everything a man could want to do
I could never see tomorrow, but I was never told about the sorrow
And how can you mend a broken heart?
How can you stop the rain from falling down?
How can you stop the sun from shining?
What makes the world go round?
How can you mend a this broken man?
How can a loser ever win?
Please help me mend my broken heart and let me live again
I can still feel the breeze that rustles through the trees
And misty memories of days gone by
We could never see tomorrow, no one said a word about the sorrow
And how can you mend a broken heart?
How can you stop the rain from falling down?
How can you stop the sun from shining?
What makes the world go round?
How can you mend this broken man?
How can a loser ever win?
Please help me mend my broken heart and let me live again