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Having a Heavenly Mindset in the Midst Your Hurt

The Apostle Paul’s life surely wasn’t a walk in the park (see 2 Corinthians 11:24–28). He gives us a glimpse of how he got through some incredibly tough times in 2 Corinthians 4:8–10: We are hard-pressed on every side, yet not crushed; we are perplexed, but not in despair; persecuted, but not forsaken; struck down, […] Continue reading…

No One Is Exempt from Pain

Yesterday I shared a message about how a heavenly mindset will help bring healing and hope to our hurts, pains and sorrows. One of the points I made is that Christians are not exempt from this issue of pain and sorrow—they happen to everyone. Scripture promises us tribulation, persecution and all kinds of troubling things. […] Continue reading…

Diving Deeper

Friends gave us books on grief in the days and weeks after Josiah left for Heaven. The only ones that ever brought comfort were those about Heaven. In others there seemed to be this common thread of relating grief to a tidal wave that picks you up, thrashes you around, and finally leaves you alive on the beach . . . but the Lord gave us a much different picture.

We Are One Body

Our family has been supported by the body here on earth and by the body in Heaven. We can imagine that the saints who are in Heaven have been praying for us since day one of our trials and that they continue to pray for us as we grieve.

Never Alone

Our son was never alone. And if your loved one knew Jesus, he or she was never alone. Jesus was there. He was there at the scene of the accident. He was there in the halls of the hospital. He was there in the prayers and songs of His people. Wherever His church is—in an ICU unit or together on a Sunday morning—He is there (Matthew 18:20), and we are never alone.

Why Have Heart?

Have heart, Christian—God loves you, His Word is true, and He is very good. Have heart—one day you’ll be reunited with your loved one. Have heart—your loved one is more alive and more joyful than ever. Have heart—your loved one’s legacy will continue to live here on earth. Have heart—you are not alone. God is in control, and He is ever present and the Master of turning sorrow into joy.

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