Life and death are in the hands of God. You are headed to your death from the day you are born. Death is so final, you think you are ready but when it happens, you are not always ready.
My friend said, during my grieving for my son, as I prayed, I said, Lord I can’t climb this mountain by myself.
My friend was thinking back to many years ago when she lost her son, they had three daughters and one son, who was killed when he was still young.
He had gone on a hunting trip with his friends and some of them had taken their sons with them. Deer season had opened and they liked to go hunting together and some of them decided they had son’s old enough to learn how to hunt.
Their son had decided to take his young teenage son with him, they had all discussed that when you shook the branches on a bush, sometime it brought a deer out of the underbrush because you could tell a deer was nearby.
Their son shook the branches of the bush to attract the deer, and his son shot the gun because he thought a deer was there shaking the bush, and he shot his dad.
Her son was still alive when they all came running and were calling the ambulance, but he was bleeding profusely. He told his son, Don’t blame yourself, I’m alright I’m going to heaven. Then he died among his friends as tears were flowing and they were mourning his death.
When his mother and dad, and sisters were informed they were shocked, and overwhelmed with grief. They prayed as friends and family rushed in to try to console them, but too many times they were at a loss for words.
Patty, my friend said, “I told God that I couldn’t climb that mountain by myself, because I need you Jesus to pull me up that mountain and we can slide down the other side together.”
As we continued to talk about her grief when she lost her son these many years later, she said her comfort came as the Lord showed her not to fear death. She has comforted so many people who are going through the most drastic grief in their life, either facing death themselves or having someone close to them facing death.
As we talked, she said the following.
“When death comes it shows the hand of God, doctors can do a great job, but God is still in control of death and life. There’s nothing to fear about death, because you are stepping in the arms of God. The angels are coming to escort you though death, the kingdom of Satan. It takes the fear out of death when you know that God is in control of all things.”
Quote of the 23rd psalms from the Holy Bible, to encourage all those who need to be lifted up in spirit during the pangs of a hurting heart and the distress of life.
“The Lord is my shepherd; I shall not want. (we shall never want, need, or desire something that the Lord will not provide, when it fulfills his will for our life.)
“He maketh me to lie down in green pastures: he leadeth me beside the still waters.” (The Lord provides spiritual rest and spiritual food)
“He restoreth my soul: he leadeth me in the paths of righteousness for his name’s sake.” (He restores us, and leads us in the right paths.)
“Yea, though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil: for thou art with me; thy rod and thy staff they comfort me.” (The Lord gives us confidence to face the hardest times in our life and he leads us through the waters of rest, because his presence comforts us during the storms of life.)
“Thou preparest a table before me in the presence of mine enemies: thou anointest my head with oil; my cup runneth over.” ( We have spiritual feasts, and spiritual fulness in the Lords presence.)
“Surely goodness and mercy shall follow me all the days of my life: and I will dwell in the house of the Lord for ever.” (We are promised God’s goodness and mercy where his presence will continue with us all the days of our lives. It’s because we love to be in Jesus presence that we love to be in his house. His house can be the church or our own home where we pray and feel his presence continuously.) Psalms 23: 1-6
When you know that you are going up in the rapture, you will awaken from slumber of religious drifting to accept the fullness of God’s mercy.
Quotes from people who rely on Jesus Christ to comfort and be ever present with them during their times of trouble.
Actual quotes from people who are in the midst of spiritual growth, and sometimes feeling the growth pangs of heartache and despair as they face the finality of death.
“One more dose won’t hurt, is what was told a young mother, but it killed our little child.” Parents quote about what happened to their child.
“I want to get born again because I want to feel like I did the other day when I got born again.”
The mother of that child that died, made this statement, who had been ministered to by my friend who had gone through the pains of losing of her son. My friend was able to lead her to the Lord and comfort her with the healing of hope in Jesus Christ. The young mother wanted to feel that wonderful feeling she had when she accepted Jesus Christ as her Savior.
While I wrote this article, it was actually written by the people who went through the hurt, help and healing that only prayer to Jesus Christ, and the move of the Holy Spirit of God that ultimately can heal the hurts of humanity.
The merciful love and power of our resurrected Jesus Christ can heal the emotional, physical and spiritual hurt that bruises the hearts and minds of people in their life’s journey. ~ Joan Jessalyn Cox
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