Psalm 118:24 (KJV)
“This is the day which the Lord hath made; we will rejoice and be glad in it.”
No matter what we are facing today, let us raise our hands & give God His rightful praise. Thanksgiving is not something we do only when the going is good, it is what we do inspite of all we experience- through the good & the bad. Jesus is that same God testified of when David said “He that keeps Israel does not forget us neither does he sleep.” He loves us & He will keep us even when the injustice of death rears it’s ugly head. He wants us to trust Him more, when we are in grief.
Please let us remember bereaved families in our prayers, that God will comfort & keep them with His strength & His peace. It is appointed unto everyone of us “..to die & then the judgement..” this is one meeting we cannot cancel or get away from but Jesus is able to keep the family & friends & community who mourn. He does this by enveloping us in His love. The storms which collide with us when we lose a loved one is treacherous & painful. It tears at our very souls. The heart truly feels as though it is shattered, torn repeatedly by shards of grief. We are battered on every side, experiencing every emotion, at times, second by second. Waves of distress overwhelming us, tossing us this way & that; with memories of happiness when we reminisce but The Storm Calmer Jesus Christ, will “wipe all of our tears away” not only in that beautiful Paradise of Heaven but here on this very earth. He promised “never to leave us Comfortless” & He is The Mighty Counsellor. Jesus knows what we are feeling & how debilitating grief can make us, yet still, we have to try & go forward. He wept when His own good friend Lazarus, whom He loved as a brother, died. Jesus knows how to console us & place upon & within us, His joy for the garment of that bitter sorrow. It is He alone, who has all the authority to command the sea & storms in our lives to be still because on this life’s journey, we will face many storms.
If you are in the valley of bereavement or you know someone who is passing through this extremely painful & immensely hard season, maybe you know of someone in your workplace or Community, not directly connected to you but they are passing through this process of grief, please send in your/their request and we here at LCPF, will pray for & with you & them. Please share this post & lighten someone’s load today, in Jesus name, amen ??“His banner over us is His love”