Death is like a storm.
The winds howl, the rain plummets, the sky is black.
Beyond the threatening sky, there is blue sky and sunshine. You just can’t see it. But it’s there.
Death is not the end. But for now, it feels like it.
This Bible verse gives the Christian hope-
He [God] will wipe away every tear from their eyes; and there will no longer be any death; there will no longer be any mourning, or crying, or pain; the first things have passed away. Revelation 21:4
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The Bible says God set eternity in our hearts. That’s why we wonder about life after we die.
The one who put eternity there is the one who has the answers to our wondering.
You don’t always have to be the bigger person.
I know, I know. In many of today’s Christian circles, you are encouraged to press in, march on, grab hold … be victorious; an over-comer!
… when people should be reaching out to you.
We can measure physical pain. We understand the process of healing. You can’t rush it. And everyone is different. Anyone who would tell someone with a broken hip to walk is stupid. Why do we tell people with a broken heart to walk? When a piece of their heart is missing?
It takes time for a broken heart and tired mind to heal. The worst thing someone can do is make a hurting person feel worse with our words and actions (or lack thereof).
I don’t believe that is God’s heart.
So if this is you, be released from people’s thoughtlessness. And let God be your comfort. He is the bigger person.
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