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How long is long enough?

We don’t know how long Samuel mourned.

The Bible doesn’t give us the exact length of time to grieve that God deemed to be enough.

It will be different for each of us, you know.

So don’t let someone tell you to get over it and move on.

Unless it’s God telling you.

Then…well… you should probably listen.

But only to Him.

Only in His timing.

Which is why grief and mourning are best handled in an outpouring and on-going way in His Presence through the process.

Because one day you will hear His voice.

Samuel did.

Now the LORD said to Samuel…”How long will you mourn for Saul, seeing I have rejected him from ruling over Israel?

Fill your horn (with more anointing oil) and…


I am sending you to Jesse the Bethlehemite. For I have provided Myself a king among his sons.”       1 Samuel 16:1

You know how I read that?

Ok, Laura…

How long are you going to sit here and go over everything that went wrong and all the things you think you have been robbed of?

How many new memories are you going to mar because you can’t get out of the shadow left by the sorrow the old ones bring?

How long are you going to let this grief rob you of today’s joys and tomorrows blessing?

How long?

Because I’m ready to move on.

I have a plan…I have not been undone by this and I need you to get on board.

I made you…I know you are broken…I am fixing you…I am in control.

It’s time…

Let’s go.

You can feel it in your bones when God speaks to you this way.

Suddenly you remember what it was to have hope.

Though the ground is still hard and bleak, you can feel again.

You cry maybe, but it’s not the tears of brokenness…it’s the sweet beginning of healing unfolding.

There’s a difference.

But it takes time.

Healing  can be painful, but it is a pain that is birthing new life.

So take time.

Take time to grieve and mourn honestly and well so that when God asks…

Are you done? 

You can say, in faith…

Yes LORD…yes.

I am done and…

Yes, I am ready.

Where are going now and how will we do it?

Do not remember the past events, pay no attention to things of old.                                                 Look, I am about to do something new; even now it is coming.                                                                      Do you not see it?                                                                                                                                                        Indeed, I will make a way in the wilderness, rivers in the desert.  Isaiah 43: 18-19



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  1. Thank you, Laura, for hearing from God and for obeying. I think it is timely that you decided to write this now, because it was just a confirmation that it has been long enough, and I do see God is doing a new thing in my life. I’m ready to listen and obey. Keep writing. You inspire me. Praying blessings on your family!

    1. I am taking some fresh breaths of Spirit-filled air with you this morning my friend. It is a process, but we are blessed to walk this journey with others and share the burdens <3 love you dear one

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