Many times during the years of Morris' ministry, he traveled overseas preaching the Gospel. I had to be both father and mother to our young children. I don't have to tell you that this was not an easy task. Both the children and I missed Morris terribly. I did my best to make the decisions a father should have made, and tried my hardest to be what he might have been in the lives of the children.
Even though Morris was often very far away for long periods of time, and while it was a real sacrifice for all of us, at least we knew that on a certain day he would return and we would be together again.
There are so many people today separated by divorce or death who do not have this assurance. They have said a goodbye to their mates that was final. The pain that is endured when parting is permanent leaves the hearts of those involved torn and shattered. The only answer to the hurts of separation from a loved one is the companionship of God.
"...He (God) Himself has said, I will not in any way fail you nor give you up nor leave you without support. (I will) not...in any degree leave you helpless, nor forsake nor let (you) down, (relax My hold on you). Assuredly not!" (Hebrews 13:5b, AMP).
Heavenly Father, even though I feel the pain of separation tonight, I know that You will never leave nor forsake me. I know You will never fail me. This is my confidence and assurance tonight. I ask You to bring me peace and comfort. I ask You for the sleep that comes with my security in You instead of in man. Heal my deep hurts and meet my every need. In Jesus' Name, Amen.