My Dear blogger friends, while I am gone, a couple or more of my Blogger friends will post for me a little so my site will be alive, lol.
I love them and appreciate them. You can see their Gravatars PLUS my friend and new Writer Sonrisa (Crissy) DID AGREE to help me out so, check her out as well.
My writer friends that honor me with their help have sites worthy to be checked as well
I also give a shout out to Those that wrote in the past and pray will again especially now. I hope they will Bless me.
Thank you all,
Child of God
DAY ONE: Pain and Hope at the Same Time
As believers, we grieve when a loved one dies. Death hurts—a lot! The testimony of Scripture and of Christians during the last 2,000-plus years is that believing in Jesus does not eliminate grief. Death is an enemy.
In some ways perhaps grief is even more painful for the believer. God’s love has softened our hearts to the point that we care and love more, so the pain of death is especially excruciating. Deep grief is the price of great love.
Yes, we grieve. But we grieve differently.
That difference is not the absence of pain. It’s that we experience excruciating pain and irrepressible hope at the same time.
For the Christian this journey is about doing the human work of grief while giving God full opportunity to bring real healing.
It’s about embracing the “not OK-ness” of death and eventually choosing to go on living anyway.
Sometimes the waves of pain and the waves of hope will chase each other as they crash on the shores of your soul. Only a believer who is grieving can understand how it can be possible to feel such excruciating pain and still have such indestructible hope.
It’s OK to hurt. And it’s OK to hope.