In the Wake of Comfort and Sitting Among Friends Blog Party #13

In the Wake of Comfort
First of all, I just want to say to all of you who prayed for me and my family this week, thank you so much. Your comments have been such a blessing. I have felt the peace so deeply this week. My son’s appointment went fine and all is well.

Last week’s post, Flooded with Peace, actually went beyond what I disclosed. I actually wrote last week’s post after the passing of  a dearly loved aunt. One week it was the uncertain doctor’s appointment with my son and the next week it was facing a dear loss.

I try to guard myself sometimes and not let people in for fear of giving too much information. So, I kept that private. I have been overwhelmed with the prayers from all of you, I thought it only fair to be a little more transparent.

God of All Comfort

I am reminded of the verses in 2 Corinthians 1:3-4.
All praise to God, the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ. God is our merciful Father and the source of all comfort. He comforts us in all our troubles so that we can comfort others. When they are troubled, we will be able to give them the same comfort God has given us.

As I was writing last week's piece, I was in the wake of the unknown doctor's appointment and a death. Still, the peace and comfort kept flooding me. 


Tweet: #Christ knew what I was facing & He was right beside me. He was holding me tight and rescuing my #heart. http://ctt.ec/91K8J+ Christ knew what I was facing and He was right beside me. He was holding me tight and rescuing my heart.

Your prayers played a vital role in that. That you cared enough about me to go to the throne of grace on my behalf, bless your hearts.

My husband’s aunt passed from complications of Huntington’s Disease, which is a genetic disorder.  Her passing also brought back to the surface the idea that this could someday be us. The thoughts were terrifying and sobering at the same time. 

We are assured, God is good and we have the hope that He gives us in His Son.

Comfort in Trials

As we face these trials, I know we can seek His comfort. I know, God is in control. I know, He knows the path He has laid out for us. He knows me and calls me by name and I can rest my weary head in His comfort.


I know these words may need to be heard by someone today who is gripped by fear of the unknown. My job is not to just keep it inside but to share the comfort with others around me. If this brings comfort to one other person, then all Glory to God!

I love how those verses start out. ALL praise to God!
Life is scary. Life can have you feeling tangled in a web of defeat. But God is merciful and the source of ALL comfort.

Friends, this is why I write here. Because we are the church. We are the family of God. We are friends together Seeking God.

We are here to encourage, build each other up and when a brother or sister is hurting, we stand beside one another. We seek comfort for one another that can only come from Christ.

When God has poured all His comfort out on us, we are able to give that same comfort to others.

Hope in Christ, Alone

The reason I decided to let you in on my week was because I want to extend that comfort to someone else. I want you to know you are not alone. If someone is reading this today and feeling overwhelmed by what may seem like one trial after another, there is hope. That hope is in Jesus Christ.  

1 John 4:9 says, This is how God showed his love among us: He sent his one and only Son into the world that we might live through him.

God loves us so much, He sent His only Son so that we might live. Choosing Christ is immediate. It doesn’t begin at death. It is immediate life. Transforming and renewed life, now, through God’s Son, Jesus.  

Why am I a Christ follower? Because I can’t do this alone. In 1 John, we are told we can live through Him. I need Christ. With Him, I have hope, peace, comfort, love and I never have to live life alone. 

Friends, the same hope is available to you. Seek God with your whole heart and you will find the hope you are seeking in Him!

Let's continue this conversation! Meet me in the comments. 


New Book From Lisa Murray                                         Peace For A Lifetime

Friends, this is a great time to introduce you to a new book I am reading. This wonderful book from Lisa Murray comes out in March. It is called Peace for a Lifetime. I am going to write a post for it on March 9, please stop back by. This book has been so beneficial to me and I know you will love it, too. I am excited to share it with you because it has been a blessing to my heart.   



While you're here, sit down with some of my friends. They are amazing writers with so many great stories to share with you. Just clink on a link below and you will go directly to their site where you can get to know them more. 

Please, linkup your family-friendly inspiring stories, recipes, DIY, homeschool, giveaways, and your life's greatest passions. 
Friends are here to encourage and challenge us in our walk of life, so enjoy!

Thank you for posting and linking up. I try to read and comment on as many of these wonderful posts as I can and as time allows. I just want to say you are all doing wonderful work and praise the Lord that I have had the opportunity to come across the path of so many of you. 

This party has been fantastic and it is thanks to all of you who stop by and Share this party with your friends. Together we can make this a great place. There are easy share buttons to your left or at the bottom of each post (mobile) and after you linkup. 


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47 comments :

  1. My sympathy to you in the loss of your aunt. AND praise for your doctor appt. Life certainly keeps us on our knees. Thank you for hosting in spite of how your week went. Blessings...see you tomorrow at Party at My Place. :)

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    1. Certainly keeps us dependent. For some I know that can be scary to have to depend on someone else but I find it to be comforting to know I don't have to take care of it all. Thanks for stopping by Michelle.

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  2. Hi Jaime,

    Thank you for this sweet linkup party. I found you through Beth's Wedded Wednesday Linkup.

    Have a blessed week!
    Tiffiney

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    1. Thank Tiffiney, I am glad that you found us. I hope you stop back by next week.

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  3. Thank you for hosting! So sorry for your loss! Thankful your son's appt. went well.

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    1. Thank you so much Debbie! It is much appreciated. I am glad it went well, too. I look forward to seeing you again next week.

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  4. Hey Jamie,
    I'm so sorry for your recent loss. Your and your family continue to be in our thoughts and prayers. Thank you for the living reminder of the comfort Christ brings in the midst of life's difficulties and storms. I'm right there with you--I'm also a Christ-follower because there is no way I could do this alone :) Very well said!

    Thank you again for hosting. Wishing you a blessed week!

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    1. Jed, Thank you so much that is such a blessing to my heart. Christ is the only hope we can truly rely on and I wouldn't have it any other way. Glad you stopped back by this week again.

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  5. I'm so sorry for your loss. ((hug)) Will pray for your family. We're so blessed to be a part of the family of God, able to comfort one another and to pass along the comfort we receive. ((heartfelt sympathy to you and yours))

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    1. Oh, Brenda that is so sweet for sending the hugs. It is great to know I have so much encouragement surrounding me. You are so right, being in a family we never expected. I hope you have a great week.

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  6. I am SO sorry for your loss, Jaime! The verse you shared about the God of all comfort has been one of my sustaining verses throughout many heartaches and much loss. The Word of God is such a precious solace, and God is so faithful. I am SO thankful your son is fine. It is so wonderful to hear how God answers prayer! I trust He will hold you and your family extra close, as you grieve, and yet, rejoice that your son is well. :)

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    1. It is wonderful to have those sustaining verses in times of heartache and during life's trials. To have them dwell deep in our heart to show us truth in the tough times. Thank you so much for your kind words, Cheryl.

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  7. I am so sorry for your loss Jamie! Praying for you and family! I am very happy your son is doing well, God is in the midst with his healing hands. Thank you for sharing about comfort and letting people in. It can be so hard sometimes to do that!

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    1. Thank you for your sympathies Le'Nae. It is difficult to be transparent. You don't know how it is going to be received. These times are put before for a purpose and we need to consider God's purpose to heal and heal others in those times.

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  8. Sorry about your loss and praying for you and your family. It is great that your son is doing well.

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    1. Thank you so much Patrick. I am glad to see your posts here every week. Thank you for your prayers for my family. It means a lot.

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  9. Jaime, I'm sorry for your loss, but it's always an encouragement to hear how God gives peace in spite of our struggles and heartbreaks. Thanks for hosting and many blessings!

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    1. He is our only hope in times of trials. I am not sure what else you have to hang on to in times of any trial. Leaning on Him is my saving grace.

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  10. I'm so glad that all went well at the doctor's. I'm sorry to hear of your husband's aunt's passing. The death of someone close always makes us so much more aware of our own mortality.Thank you for sharing your heart here with us. I'm sure your post is a blessing to someone who needs to hear it. And as always, thanks for hosting the party!

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    1. Thank you so much Mary. You always have such encouraging comments here for me. Death does put us face to face with our own mortality but life in Christ is not a life of mortality for us just for our bodies. Thanks for sharing with us this week.

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  11. What a powerful testimony when God comforts us in the midst of pain, death and trial. Thank you so much for sharing what you have been going through. We all our going through difficult things in different seasons and as God comforts us he uses us to comfort others. I went through some hard things the end of last year and God truly did comfort me and gave me that verse in 2 Cor. to hold onto. I was able to see how he gives us such comfort so that we can be a comfort to others. Praying right now that God will continue to comfort you and your family!! xoxo

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    1. I remember that Rebekah. I hope there is abundant healing in your heart. The verse that I held onto during really difficult days was 1 Thes. when God tells us not to be anxious about anything, through prayer and supplications give all you worries to Christ and he will give you peace beyond your understanding, Of Course, that is my abbreviated version. Peace in our hearts in times of trial. What an amazing blessing.

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  12. I'm sorry for your loss, and am praising God your son is doing well. I am thankful Jesus shows us comfort, and equips us to turn around and comfort others. Thank you for opening yourself to sharing your heart here. It's a joy to get to know you through your words. Following you at Jennifer's this week. Blessings!

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    1. I love the Lord because if we are His, we are known by Him. He knows the comfort we need before we know we need it and delights in us and wants to bless us in that way. Thank you so much for sharing with us Julie. I hope to see you back next week.

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  13. Jamie, I love how you've written about these hard things in the midst of your difficult time even though it's not easy. Your words are honest and powerful, and speak so much about the comfort Jesus gives. It is so much more meaningful to talk about it now because, as your say, Christ's comfort is immediate. We don't have to wait to know peace until after things have got better, or settled down, or until the other side of death. I pray you will continue to know the rock you stand on is secure. Hugs.

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    1. So true, Rachel. The comfort can be immediate. He is right beside us in the midst of heartache. The comfort right then is such proof of that. Moreover the opportunity to turn that comfort to others, what a way He blesses us. Thanks for stopping by again this week Rachel.

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  14. I am so sorry for your loss. But thank you for sharing this...you are so right that we are comforted by God and others & then able to share that comfort with others. Love this line: "When God has poured all His comfort out on us, we are able to give that same comfort to others." Visiting from #livefree linkup today!

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    1. This group had been such a blessing to me. Such wonderful people that have gathered their hearts in prayer. I am glad to have connected with you this week. Glad you are linking up with us. I hope you will be able to link up again.

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  15. Jaime ~ I am so sorry for your loss! May God bring comfort and wisdom to you and your family in the days ahead. In this midst of so much trial, you are truly shining a light and blessing the rest of us! Thank you for sharing your story! Blessings to you!

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    1. Leigh Ellen, Thank you so much for your kind words. God has been such a blessing in all my trials in life. I know that He never leaves nor forsakes us and it is so apparent in times when life is so difficult. Thank you for visiting with us today. I hope to connect with you again.

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  16. Oh, Jaime, I am so sorry for your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with you. I pray God uses the many who love you (like us out here praying) as a conduit of His unfailing love! Thank you for your beautiful faith and words to share it.
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    Lori

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    1. Thank you so much Lori, I am so glad to have you among friends! You are all such great reminders of the blessings that He gives us in our relationships here. Thank you for your kind words.

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  17. Jaime, Loss is so difficult. And you are brave for sharing so openly with your readers. Praying that you continue to know your Comforter's Presence throughout the coming days! Your verses are filled with encouragement--I know they will hit their mark for others experiencing loss. (hugs)

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    1. When God gives me comfort I feel responsible to use it for His good and His Glory! Thank you so much for the encouragement and sweet words, Dianne. I hope His words will resonate with someone through this. Thank you for stopping by this week!

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  18. Sorry for your loss of a favorite Aunt. God does bring us His peace. Thank you for your words of encouragement shared here at Tell me a Story.

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    1. Thank you Hazel. I am glad to share the comfort that God has so readily poured out on me. Have a great week.

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  19. one of my favorites - II Cor. 1 - thanks for sharing the love and grace of our Lord Jesus you've experienced firsthand. We believe these things but know them through pain and loss and disappointment. - xx

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    1. Going through the storm and experiencing God's promises and love through it makes it more real. Although this was still raw, I know there are people facing this every minute of the day and that there had to be someone who needed to hear that God was for them!

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  20. I'm so sorry for your loss of a dearly loved aunt. I applaud you for reaching out to extend the same comfort you received. Our God is so good to always give enough grace, whether "enough" is a regular amount for regular days, or extraordinary amounts for impossible ones. Thank you for sharing with us at Grace & Truth!

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    1. Thank you, Jennifer. For those encouraging words. God gives us enough and Isn't that always true no matter what he is giving. He is always enough. Thanks again.

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  21. Hi Jaime. My sympathies on the passing of your husband's aunt, as well as prayers for the dr. appt. Yes, thankfully we have Christ's hope as an anchor for our soul. He certainly steadies us when life's waters beat from all sides. Doesn't it make you wonder how folks make it without Him? Visiting via #raralinkup today.

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  22. Thank you Kristi for stopping by and for your sympathies. Hope that is anchor for the soul is what we all need. For these storm that keep knocking us from all sides. We know the ending and that God is for us and it eases the pain in the process.

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  23. Your current neighbor at Tell me a Story also writes about the book you are reading. You might enjoy her post here: http://www.noordinarydays.com/2016/02/29/you-can-experience-peace-for-a-lifetime/ You might need to copy and paste or review this weeks Tell me a Story. thanks for sharing today.

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    1. She is also on the launch team for this book and I am going to check out her site this week. This is a really great book. Love to see other people's take away from it. Thanks for sharing, Hazel.

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  24. I'm so glad you felt encouraged by the prayers being lifted up for you and your family, Jaime. And there truly is so much hope in our loving and powerful Savior. I'm so glad you are pointing folks to Him. He is our source of strength in any trial. Thanks so much for the linkup, my friend!

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  25. I'm so grateful for the comfort of God! It's ironic that the only way we can know His compassion and grace like this is to be in situations of great heartache. May God show Himself to you and your family in clear ways in the days ahead. Blessings!

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  26. Oh my friend, I am so sorry to hear about the passing of your husband's aunt, and everything you are going through. I love your encouragement and understand how you feel, because I am the same way. I am afraid to let people know too much about me as well, but we are the church as you said and prayer is so powerful! I'm sorry I didn't get a chance to link up at your party. My husband is getting ready to have surgery on his shoulder, and we've had many doctor appointments and I am trying to stay strong, and also keep up with everything. Prayers to you my friend and thanks for sharing with #SocialButterflySunday :)

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James 1:17
Every good and perfect gift is from above, coming down from the Father of Lights with whom there is no variation or shifting shadow.

It is of utmost importance that you know that Christ died for you. He died for all sinners so that our relationship with Him could be restored.

Because of His sacrifice on the cross we can have peace. Are you seeking more peace today? Peace of the soul can only be given through the redemptive power of Jesus Christ.

I hope that you, too, know the saving grace of an amazing God.
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