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.