It Won’t Always Be Like This

I have been hearing those words in my heart lately. Every time I look over at his empty couch or side of the bed. Every time I eat dinner alone and come home to an empty house. Ever time I go to an event or spend a holiday by myself. Every time I have to make a decision by myself that I’d rather make with him. Every time I can’t get in touch with him or we have to go weeks without contact. I hear those words every time my heart aches for him.

They give me so much encouragement. I did not realize it at first but realize now that they are a promise from God, They don’t promise that this time apart will be over soon or that we’ll never have to do this again. But just being reminded that it won’t always be like this, brings a sense of peace and gives me strength. After 7 months apart, sometimes it does start to feel like this is how its always going to be, but thats not true. Not by a long stretch. And these words confirm it.

I am so grateful for His quite whisper in my heart.

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35 thoughts on “It Won’t Always Be Like This

  1. When people are together TOO much, they tend to take each other for granted. This can lead to overlooking each other’s good qualities and noticing the bad. This time is a gift to learn to appreciate each other more. To look back on and know what it is like to be without each other. You will cherish each other more than you may have otherwise. You can do this. : )

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  2. Hey, love. This was a beautiful blog. I find myself in a similar situation with God. Except it’s regarding my husbands health. It’s been two years…and lately I have found myself just asking God how much longer and it too feels like it doesn’t get better. I just hear him reminding me how great He is. That brings me peace.

    Praying that you are surrounded by His all surpassing peace. ❤ Blessings!

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    1. Thank you so much for sharing that and reaching out to me. Its definitely tough when it feels like the end is nowhere near but like you, I am so grateful for His strength and peace in the midst of all storms. Blessings to you and your family as well!

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  3. I have such great difficulty in my mind with the military. What would I have done in 1939? Fought or not fought?

    I am deeply pacifist when I think about it although prone to sudden outbursts of irritability when tired or pushed.

    When calm I hate violence of any sort but perhaps it is sometimes necessary to meet violence with force.

    Hmmm…..I really don’t know

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    1. Violence and military are not necessarily synonymous. My husband is a very peace, calm, non violent man as well. Many people who serve our country are. I think it all comes down to your heart and reason for serving. This quote sums up what I am trying to say “A true solider fights not because he hates what is in front of him, but because he loves what is behind him.” Food for thought.

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  4. Writing to thank you for your visiting and following Shift Key for quite a while now. Grateful you enjoy my writing. More importantly, I know what you are going through as I’m long retired from the Army. I wish you and your husband peace, joy, and the best along the way. And I pray for his and your safety. And to this sweet blog entry of yours, I’m reminded that God has promised to never leave you or forsake you. Keeping both of you in my prayers.

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  5. What a beautiful post! And I hope this encourages you — I pray every day for our military. With all they do to protect us, that is the least I can do for them. And I want to thank YOU for your service as well. You may not be on the military’s payroll, but being married to one who is, well….you are still serving. May the Lord richly bless you and comfort your heart when it is aching.

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  6. lifestylewithlindsey

    I feel for you, girl! I spend Sundays waiting by the phone in hopes for a four minute phone call, and every time a phone call is missed, my heart drops!
    Prayer and letters are what help me through the tough times!
    Thank you for your kind words and the reminder that I’m not in this alone!
    -Lindsey

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      1. lifestylewithlindsey

        Thankfully I get to see my man in just 3 Days for family day and graduation!!! I can’t believe it’s almost here. I get giddy just thinking about it!

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