Category Archives: Loss of Loved One

What Is Your Crisis?

Funerals started yesterday for the young children that were victims in the Connecticut school shooting. Keep the families in your prayers.

We all have moments when we feel like we can’t go on anymore.

When we feel like evil is all around us, we need to keep our focus on God. He is bigger than all of it. If we focus on the things around us, we get the wrong perspective. Allow God to be the air you breath. Get your strength from Him.

Often times, when we have a crisis in our life, smaller crisis also come up against us causing us to feel overwhelmed. We wonder how we can take much more. Hang on and keep God in your life. He will be your source of whatever you need.

Twas’ 11 days before Christmas, around 9:38
when 20 beautiful children stormed through heaven’s gate.
Their smiles were contagious, their laughter filled the air.
They could hardly believe all the beauty they saw there.
They were filled with such joy; they didn’t know what to say.
They remembered nothing of what had happened earlier that day.
“where are we?” asked a little girl, as quiet as a mouse.
“This is heaven” declared a small boy. “We’re spending Christmas at God’s house”.
When what to their wondering eyes did appear,
but Jesus, their savior, the children gathered near.
He looked at them and smiled, and they smiled just the same.
Then He opened His arms and He called them by name.
And in that moment was joy, that only heaven can bring
those children all flew into the arms of their King
and as they lingered in the warmth of His embrace,
one small girl turned and looked at Jesus’ face.
And as if He could read all the questions she had
He gently whispered to her, “I’ll take care of mom and dad.
“then He looked down on earth, the world far below
He saw all of the hurt, the sorrow, and woe,
then He closed His eyes and He outstretched His hand,
“Let My power and presence re-enter this land!
“May this country be delivered from the hands of fools”
“I’m taking back my nation. I’m taking back my schools!
“Then He and the children stood up without a sound.
“Come now my children let me show you around.
“Excitement filled the space, some skipped, and some ran,
all displaying enthusiasm that only a small child can.
And I heard Him proclaim as He walked out of sight,
“in the midst of this darkness,” I AM STILL THE LIGHT.”

Do We Always Know Why We Had To Lose A Loved One?

We don’t always know why we have to lose a loved one. We should acknowledge that God knows better than us so we should accept His plan. Anger toward anyone or toward God will not help our situation. We can do everything we can while we have our loved one with us but once they are gone, we must choose to do what is right. If we know our loved one made it to heaven, we must live for God so that we will again be able to see that loved one again. We have probably had the experience so that we can help someone else that may suffer as we did. Our lost one may have been used to draw someone to Christ which we should be thankful for having been chosen for that special purpose. Our loved one may have been taken early in life because God knew what his life would hold if he were to stay here. God may have been sparing him of so much worse and now he is in a better place. We can’t always be sure of the reason things happen as they do. We must be willing to accept the things that have happened and allow God to work in our lives. God brings healing and to fight against what God has for us will only bring about destruction. God brings good to all those that love Him and are called according to His purpose.

2Samuel 11:1 to 12:23

David knew why he lost his son. We don’t always know but we can talk to God about it. He may chose to give us answers and He may chose not to but He will give us comfort and healing if we seek Him.