The Hebrew word for widow is “almanah”. One of the root words, alam, means to be bound.
In the days and months following the loss of their loved one widows are overwhelmed with grief. Some feel overtaken by death itself. Paralyzed and lifeless. Barely able to breathe. As though bound by invisible cords. (Psalm 18:4)
My dear friend, let this Truth pierce through the darkness of your soul - your spouse has died; you have not. The LORD will break the cords of death! The LORD is your Deliverer! You may feel bound inside and out, from top to bottom, but like Lazarus, Jesus is calling you out of the tomb. You will live! He will unwrapped your grave clothes! You will breathe again! He bids you, “come into the Light!” (John 11; Psalm 56:13)
Declare with the Psalmist, “I love the LORD, because He hears my voice and my supplications…. The cords of death encompassed me… I found distress and sorrow. Then I called upon the name of the LORD: ‘O LORD, I beseech You, save my life!’ Gracious is the LORD, and righteous; yes, our God is compassionate… You, LORD, have rescued my soul from death, my eyes from tears, my feet from stumbling. I shall walk before the LORD in the land of the living.” (Psalm 116:1-9)
Daughter, the LORD is calling you out of the darkness into His glorious light.
You are bound no more!
Copyright 2015, Shari Meisel, Unpublished Work