Loss can touch our lives at any time, and sometimes it can be devastating. We can be assured that God is right there with us, in whatever pain we are currently experiencing, helping us to cope with it, and in time, allowing healing to come to our hearts & minds.
Loss of any kind is always painful, and we can be assured that we are never alone in our pain, as others have and will experience loss as well, at some point in their lives. Never feel that you are alone in your suffering, others are right where you are.
God brings hope, for the wounded soul, as he comes along side us,
to comfort us in our grief, to remind us that we are loved, no matter what we feel at the moment, allowing us to feel the pain, and find ways of working thru it.
Ecc. chapter 3, reminds us that suffering is eneivitable in this fallen world that we live in. There will be times of suffering, yet, we can experience these times, and not be crushed. All that have come before us have went down the same path, because that is what life is, a series of experiences, some good, others not so good, yet, we can learn from all of them, if we will ourselves to do so.
Keeping our hearts and minds stayed upon the Christ in whom we have trusted, will sustain us in the bad times, will hold our hand, so that we know we are loved, even though it may not feel like it at the moment.
All thru Gods holy word, we see pain, and suffering, and death, yet,
we also see lives that have triumphed over all of this, and gone on to be mightly used by God.
God shows us in the loaves and the fishes that he never looses a crumb, in fact, in his hands, the crumbs multiply. Think of the parable of the 5000, and how he started out with
5 loaves and two fishes, and as he blessed it, God caused it to multiply, to the extent that all that were there that day, were fed, and afterwards, 12 basketfulls were gathered of the leftovers.
To us this is utterly impossible, but, Gods word declares that to him,
all things are possible, and he gives us examples to show us what he can do, if we will only trust in him.
Sometimes our pain seems to crush us, but, we can take comfort in knowing that God will not allow it to do that, it only seems that way, for a time.
If you are hurting now, rest in Jesus, knowing that he is aware of everything that you are going thru, that he cares very much for your wellbeing, and that he is more than able to bring good things from everything that we experience, if we will continue to look to him.
He is there with us during the broken times of our lives, watching over us, and never allowing more than we can bear, to come to us,
with everything he will work, if we will keep our eyes upon him.
Times of refreshing will come, trust the process, he can and will bring us thru. Nothing is happening to us, that has not happened before, or that will not happen in the future. As Corrie Ten Boom stated, "Our times are in his hands, ".
Rest in him beloved.... he is there, and he cares what you are going thru. allow him to comfort you, and to carry you, when you feel you can no longer stand, lay back in those everlasting arms, and let his love flow to you, filliing every crack and crevice, melting resistance, healing the woundedness that is within.
Be gentle with yourself,
let love encompass you, breathe in his goodness, surround yourself with light, and love, let it permeate your very being. Times of refreshing will come, nothing lasts forever in this world, and for that we can be greatful.
Sickness will pass, brokeness will pass, woundedness will heal, time stands still for no man, things move forward, we move forward,
pressing on, and pressing in, when we are able, looking to him, the author and finisher of our faith, to sustain us, for the journey, that is ours, on this road of life.
Without the bad times, we might not appreciate the good times, when they come, without the heartaches and pain, we experience, we might not be able to fully appreciate the life that we have been given. As strange as it seems, the pain does have a place within us, as it would not be fair to those who have come before, if we were exempt.
God gave me a poem one time, and one of the lines read:
"Tarry here a little longer, while I create within you , a heart that is
able to contain all that I have for you."
Sorrow has a way of enlarging our hearts, causing them to expand,
allowing us to better understand the suffering that others have experienced, giving us more empathy for ones who are in pain, helping us to see and experience Gods love, in a better and more profound way, seeing his faithfulness.
When we come out on the other side of our trials, and we will, life will have new meaning, and we will learn to value the moment, to cherish the things that are good, and to quickly discard the things that are not. Always looking to our Savior, and our Friend...... our soon coming King. Trusting in his goodness, and his faithfulness, and his ability to bring healing to any area of our lives, that has been broken.
Tears may endure for the moment, but, joy cometh in the morning.