Friday, January 14, 2011

Loss - You are not alone!

I got this in my email today, and I know of a few people going through hardships right now. Funny how God corresponds to your needs, when you need it. This is for anyone going through loss or hardship. He is with you, holding you up. You can be sure of it!

Being seen and known
Luke 7:12-13: As he approached the town gate, a dead person was being carried out—the only son of his mother, and she was a widow. And a large crowd from the town was with her. When the Lord saw her, his heart went out to her and he said, "Don't cry" (NIV).

Although she did not call out to him, Jesus saw the widow who had lost her son. How wonderful to be seen by the Son of God! Not only did He see her, but this verse says His heart went out to her. He connected with her suffering.
What encouragement for us as parents. Jesus sees us, too, but not in a casual, indifferent way. He feels our pain and He knows our struggles. You can take comfort in knowing that as you walk the sometimes difficult and painful path of parenthood, His heart goes out to you as well. Remember that you are not alone. He is walking alongside you this very day.
You are known and loved by the Son of God.

Too often we feel alone when tragedy strikes. We feel that God has left us, or ignored us. Some people even turn their backs on God in response to a tragedy. But he understands. Jesus understands. Being tortured and crucified was a horrific way to die. Jesus knows suffering. God cares about us all and is always there for us in a time of need. We just need to reach out our hands to him, and he will grab a hold. God has gotten me through some very tough times in my life. The Lord never said there will be no suffering, even for Christians. There will always be suffering. But he can make the pain easier, and give us hope to move forward. Peace!

If you want to read another good article on Suffering and God, go here

1 comment:

  1. Wonderful words. I'm glad I found you! Hey... That photo of Charles and Caroline... I have that exact photo saved in my "interesting pics" folder. I loved it so much that I thought I'd probably use it in a blog post sometime. It's so beautiful. And I loved that show!