I thank God for each of you and continue to pray for you daily. I speak peace and joy upon you my sisters, and may the Lord God bless you with your needs and wants.
(Isaiah 57:1-2), The righteous perish, and no one ponders it in his heart; devout men are taken away, and no one understands that the righteous are taken away to be spared from evil. Those who walk uprightly enter into peace; they find rest as they lie in death.
One of the first things some people tend to do when when a family member or friend passes away, is wonder why God did not heal them, or save them from death. When someone that you love pass away from an illness, you are able to accept it a little better. When a loved passes away suddenly, maybe an accidental death, or at the hands of someone else, you tend to take the lose a little harder, because it was unexpectedly.
Sometimes even Christians that have totally put their faith in the Lord, might find themselves mad at God because they will miss their loved one. You might be upset with the Lord because you think that He should have spared your son/daughter, friend or another family member from death. You don't understand how a God that is full of compassion and love can take away a small child.
Understanding that God is love can help you to understand that God knows everything, and maybe, just maybe He is intent on saving your loved one from a life of turmoil or other tragedies. Nothing can ever prepare you for the lost of a loved one. No matter how much faith you have in God. The most that you can hope for is that your loved one knows Jesus Christ as their Savior. Knowing Jesus Christ and having total faith in Him, we know that this world is not our home, we are inevitably going to go to our eternal home, which is in heaven. The bible says, "Whoever serves me must follow me; and where I am, my servant also will be. My Father will honor the one who serves me. If you are grieving the lost of a loved one, try to ponder on the above scripture, I pray that you will receive some comfort. Think on that scripture when you are missing your loved one and try to smile because of God's promise. I was very sad when my husband passed away, but I knew that he was resting in the Lord. My husband was a man of God, therefore I have no reason to doubt that he is with the Lord. I watched him get sick and suffer in his body, then God said, "that's enough", and called his son home.
In the First Book of Corinthians, the entire fifteenth chapter ministers about the resurrection of Christ, the resurrection of the dead and the resurrection body. I have included some of the verses for you to read, but I urge you to read the chapter in detail when you have the time. (1 Corinthians 15:42-44), So will it be with the resurrection of the dead. The body that is sown is perishable, it is raised imperishable; It is sown in dishonor, it is raised in glory; it is sown in weakness, it is raised in power; it is sown a natural body, it is raised a spiritual body. If there is a natural body, there is also a spiritual body.
I don't like to watch too much local news, because of the stupidity that people do that end up in someones passing away. Parents are still leaving their children in the cars during heat warnings. People are still taking guns to school. Pedophiles are still raping and killing other peoples children. Those things sadden me a lot. GOD BLESS YOU!