Thursday, December 30, 2010

The Next Right Thing

I wrote the below a couple weeks ago as I considered the future.  Tomorrow I return home for the first time since I left for Tiffany’s memorial service in CO.  I have spent the last couple of weeks with Tiffany’s parents in CO and my family in CA. As I look forward to the next couple of weeks, I am sure that I have some tough days ahead, but I also know that God’s grace is sufficient.  I must be willing to do the next right thing.

I find myself in a very interesting and difficult time right now. It has now been two and a half weeks since Tiffany died, and i am still working through it all.  I have a feeling that this is going to take awhile! So the question is, what do you do now when God in His divine plan chose to take the love of your life home? You simply do the next right thing. I have decided that I don’t have to have all of life figured out, and I don’t have to make a whole bunch of decision -- I simply need to do the next right thing -- that which honors my God, that which is wise and prudent, and that which keeps me focussed on my God.  Tiffany and I had many times when because of health or just simply because of life, we had to choose to just simply do the next right thing. We could not see far enough ahead or the circumstances were just changing too quickly. So what specifically is the next right thing for me -- it is taking the time to work through Tiffany’s death, collect myself physically, spiritually, and emotionally so that I am prepared to go back to “normal” life the beginning of January.  It has been good for me to be away although it has been very hard at the same time. God has used my time away to do His work in my life to prepare me for this next stage in my life. 

2 Response to The Next Right Thing

December 30, 2010 at 1:12 PM

David we continue to pray for you. We found that "one" day at a time was the best way for us to get through and get on with our "new normal"...You and Tiffany were headed down God's path as best you could and we know you will continue your journey down that same path...knowing God will continue to bless you and encourage as each "bump" comes along...thankful you are holding His hand...Sincerely, Guy and Vicki Bagley

December 31, 2010 at 10:19 AM


Taigen and I will continue to pray for you. Your testimony has been such a huge blessing to read/watch/hear. You have made it a habit of choosing the right and godly path so that in the midst of your hard times it only seemed natural for you to honor and glorify the Lord. God's grace is amazing. Eager to hear of God's using you in the future. Praying for strength for you as you re-enter the "normal." Thank you for the update.