Hello friends. I’ve been away for a while. My dearest friend, Michelle, lost her husband suddenly and I needed to take some time away. I shared on Instagram and Facebook a brief explanation of the situation, and I received many sweet messages. Your prayers were deeply appreciated. Thank you for the words of encouragement, love, and prayers. Each meant so very much to all of us.
As believers in Christ, we mourn for our loss, but rejoice for the one we love knowing that they are with our Savior in heaven. What joy and worship they must be partaking in. It hurts to lose someone we love. It hurts more profoundly than words can express. Finding hope in Christ is what gets us through; it sustains our overwhelmed hearts. God sees every tear, He hears every broken cry of our heart, and He is faithful to carry us. We cannot always know what God’s plans are. We cannot understand why He allows such pain and loss. In it all though, He is still good. He is still sovereign. Psalm 34 affirms that God is near to the brokenhearted and that He saves the crushed in spirit. He does not leave us alone.
Those who know Jesus Christ as their Savior have eternal life. That is what brings us comfort, and the knowledge that we will see him again. It is so comforting to know that death is not the end for a believer. God has prepared a new home for us where there will be no more death, no more pain, and no more tears. That is the hope that we cling to. That is the hope that gives us joy in the midst of sorrow.
I want to say thank you again to each and every one of you that reached out and prayed for Michelle and her family, and for all of us that counted Kendall a friend and loved him. Your sweet messages meant so much, and were an encouragement in the middle of such a confusing and painful time. Thank you, friends.
Where do you find your comfort?