In Our Time of Need

A few days before Christmas our family experienced an unspeakable tragedy that resulted in the loss of two precious lives. The subsequent trip out of state to deal with the aftermath has left me physically, mentally & emotionally exhausted.

However, we have not been facing this alone. God demonstrated His unfailing love for us over & over by sending helpers (aka angels with skin on) that we didn’t even know we needed. Not to mention the prayer warriors who were clearly working overtime. We were further blessed by cards, gifts & words of comfort.

Below are some scriptures that have been a comfort to me since the moment we received the news:

“and the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding, will guard your hearts and minds through Christ Jesus.” – Philippians 4:7 NKJV

And do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind, that you may prove what is that good and acceptable and perfect will of God.” – Romans 12:2

“Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of mercies and God of all comfort,who comforts us in all our tribulation, that we may be able to comfort those who are in any trouble, with the comfort with which we ourselves are comforted by God. For as the sufferings of Christ abound in us, so our consolation also abounds through Christ.” – 2 Corinthians 1:3-5 NKJV

And I heard a loud voice from heaven saying, “Behold, the tabernacle of God is with men, and He will dwell with them, and they shall be His people. God Himself will be with them and be their God.And God will wipe away every tear from their eyes; there shall be no more death, nor sorrow, nor crying. There shall be no more pain, for the former things have passed away.”” – Revelation 21:3-4 NKJV

One final thought…never put off important conversations. And never ever neglect telling people that you love them. Life is fragile & can be gone in an instant.

27 comments

  1. I am so sorry you had to go through something so difficult. You definitely had prayers lifted up on behalf of you and your family. And you are so right that no matter how hard life gets, He is with us and sends help. Hugs!

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  2. HI Barb. I think the biggest regret I could possibly have would be to leave this world without having told those I love how I feel about them. Thanks for the timely reminder.
    Allow me to add one more verse for encouragement from Moses as he was about to depart this world: ” Be strong and courageous. Do not be afraid or terrified because of them (those people who inhabited the Promised Land), for the Lord your God goes with you; he will never leave you nor forsake you.” I love this as it tells us that not only is God always with us, but that He constantly has us under His care.
    I pray God may bless you abundantly with His peace today.
    Chuck

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  3. Yes, indeed, we must not put off letting our loved ones know how much they mean to us.The opportunity can slip away from us in a moment. I hurt knowing you have been experiencing this sorrow, but very glad you have the comfort of the Lord to guide. May you continue to feel His presence carrying you! Hugs and prayers. ❤

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  4. I am so sorry to hear about the demise of your dear ones Barb. I remember you had posted about being away to attend to some family matters… I didnt want to be intrusive. But now it’s all coming back to me….
    May the good Lord grant them eternal rest in peace. And may your heart be lifted from any unfulfilled desire and the pain of loss….
    Hugs and love

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