"So be truly glad. There is wonderful joy ahead even though you have to endure many trials for a little while. (7) These trials will show that your faith is genuine. It is being tested as fire tests and purifies gold - though your faith is far more precious than mere gold. So when your faith remains strong through many trials, it will bring you much praise and glory and honor on the day when Jesus Christ is revealed to the whole world. "
You know when we lost Kelsey, I was asked by several people, “Aren’t you mad at God.” My answer was and always will be NO. Why should I be mad at God. He doesn’t want to hurt me. I even had people mad at me because I wasn’t angry at God.
This scripture is the best answer to those who do not understand why I am not and never will be angry with God.
Everyone faces trials in life. It may not be losing a child but everyone has trials. It is how you handle these trials and how you turn to God during these times that helps you through them.
Don’t get me wrong. I am FAR from perfect, just ask my husband, and I have strayed away from the Lord before. But as I got older I learned how much I need that relationship in my life. The peace that comes over my heart knowing that when I have another trial, He is with me is just unbelievable.
God sends us signs during these trials. And did you know that everyone has an angel watching over them. How awesome is that. Sometimes when I’m laying in Kelsey’s bed and I am really really sad, I feel these arms surround me and hug me tight. No it isn’t Kelsey giving me a hug, it is my angel sent from God to comfort me. I can’t make this feeling happen, trust me I have tried, it just comes when I need it the most.
Another verse in 1 Peter 2:21
"For God called you to do good, even if it means suffering, just as Christ suffered for you. He is your example, and you must follow in his steps."
The pain that I have in my heart from losing Kelsey and Annie, is NOTHING compared to the pain Christ suffered for us so we could have eternal life. So look at your trials, pain like that. Could you handled being nailed to a cross? Does your heartache hurt as bad as that?
Don’t get me wrong, I have pain in my heart everyday. But it is nothing like what Christ endured on the cross for US. If I (you) do like Peter says, you will have ever lasting life. I WILL see my Kelsey and Annie again. And you, you will see your loved ones again.
You should read the book of 1 Peter. It is really good and tells us how to handle these trials we face in this world.