I have returned from NC safely. What a trip. Yes, I was flying Delta. :(
As you know I went to be with my best friend, whom I have known since I was in the 9th grade. Her son passed away 2 months ago and I told her she would need me more now, once everyone left them.
Today's scripture is for my Sherrie and her family:
"So do not fear, for I am with you; do not be dismayed, for I am your God. I will strengthen you and help you; I will uphold you with my righteous right hand."
I know that when you lose a child it is the most difficult thing you will ever do in your life. Helping a friend to cope with the lost of their child has to be right up there.
I don’t know how much I helped them, but I tried and I pray for them all the time. The questions she had were the same questions I had when I was around the 2 month mark. The shock is still there but it is becoming a reality. Disbelief, heart broken, anger, etc.
My faith, family and friends are what got me through and still gets me through the lose of Kelsey and Annie. I turn to the scripture, to what Jesus told the Disciples. And Isaiah 41:10 is one of my favorites.
DO NOT FEAR. When you lose a child you fear a lot of different things. Fear that you will lose your other children. Fear that your child isn’t in Heaven. Fear that you are not going to make it. BUT He says, FOR I AM WITH YOU.
DO NOT BE DISMAYED. Do not be disconcerted and at a loss as to how to deal with something. FOR I AM YOUR GOD.
He will STRENGTHEN you and HELP you.
He will UPHOLD you with His RIGHTEOUS right hand.
You know when I was in NC, I met some people that are not Christians. They do not believe in Heaven or Hell. Do not believe in the Bible or God. This was the first time I have ever encountered someone that did not believe what I believe. It really sadden me.
So how do they go on when they lose a loved one. Whether it is a mom, dad, sibling, child, aunt. uncle, grandparent…… How do they go on knowing, according to them, that they will not EVER see them again. I was so stunned I was actually at a lose for words. Yes, me.. A lose for words.
I felt like failed with them because I tried to talk to them about it and they wanted NOTHING to do with it. All I can do is pray that their heart changes and they come to believe in the Lord.
So, in closing…… I pray for all of you that you know the Lord Jesus. That you accept him as your Savior. I pray that my Sherrie will have some peace and comfort knowing that Jesus is right there with her every step of the way. I know, all to well, that time is what she needs. Jesus is what she needs. And, family and friends is what she needs.