Sunday, November 4, 2012

Dealing Wtih Death of a Loved One: Trust God

Dealing Wtih Death of a Loved One: Trust God

Moment of Death, Death, John 3:16

In the end times we read of a lot of death, and deaths that would not normally occur. 

Deaths from the increases of alcohol and drug abuse. Death from disease, plagues, natural disasters, wars, riots, and man's being violent one toward another.

The number of of deaths will increase as the days grow more wicked and as we near the start of the Tribulation.  

Sometimes death just happens that others are not to blame for such as a genetic illness or an accident.

The pain of death of a loved one is like no other we will experience but the Bible states:

And they were helped against them, and the Hagtires were delivered into their hand, and all who were with them, for they cried out to God in the battle. He heeded their prayer, because they put their trust in Him.  1 Chronicles 5:20

Death of a loved one is the hardest trial to endure.  It is a time of sadness and grief.  Your entire world literally changes overnight.   The loss of the person you loved creates an emptiness that cannot be filled.   Upon hearing the news, you cannot be comforted.  There is no consolation.   Death of a loved one becomes another battle and trial for us in this life.   We must as Chronicles states, "trust in Him."

It is during this time we must put our trust in God and believe that He is there for us and guiding us through our grief.  We are not alone. We can have everything we want in this world and we lose a loved one and all of a sudden the things that mattered no longer matter.   Death of a loved one has shown me three things:

This life will only bring us pain.

This world is dimensional, meaning there is the place where we live and the place our loved ones go.

The importance of our walk with Jesus Christ

God says in Psalm 23:1, and this Psalm is often recited to one facing serious illness or death but is also a great Psalm for those who are grieving.

The Lord is my Shepherd I shall not want.  Grief after the death of a loved one or death of a spouse throws us into a time of want.  We want so desperately to replace the relationship we had with our loved one and it is impossible because we cannot replace them.  As we trust God through our painful ordeal we can rest in Him and recite Psalm 23:1 over and feel His comfort.

Jesus tells us in the beatitudes that he will comfort all who mourn.  To have this comfort we must trust Him first.  

Dealing with the death of a loved one takes you into a whole new world of thoughts and emotional pain.  When a person you loved dies a big part of you goes along with them. Life is not the same and does not have the same meaning.   This life should not have such great meaning to us anyway-we need to be living for our afterlife storing our treasures in heaven as
Jesus spoke about.

 John 3:16 tells us.  For God so loved the world that he gave His only begotton son that whosoever believeith in Him shall not perish but have everlasting life. If we trust in Jesus we will go to be with Him.  If you do not know Jesus as your personal savior you need to trust Him first. 

Simply we must also trust God when we lose a loved one, He is in control of our lives and he sees the bigger picture. Unfortunately, we all have loved ones and we expect them to die in a certain order but life never happens that way. But, we can find comfort in trusting God when life brings us our greatest trials such as those brought on through the death of a loved one.

Sadly as we draw closer to the Tribulation as we travel further in the end times we will see more injustice and experience more deaths that should not have occurred.

 If you have found yourself experiencing death of a loved one because of the social ills of the end times take heart, you are not alone, there are many suffering along with you, but know that Jesus is there for you, the God of the Bible is there for you and there is coming a new heaven and a new earth where death and the pain of death will never hurt us again.  Bible Prophecy promises it!

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