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God’s Love Comforts

God’s Love Comforts
Hello friends, sorry for the delay in posting this blog. If some of you may know, in my blog “Changes in Seasons,” I told you that I was heading into another era of my life; circumstances have now changed, and I lost someone very important to me, but God’s love comforts in the worst of changes. Someone that shaped my whole life, and with God’s help, she assisted me to become who I now am.   Not expecting anything as bad as what happened, I really did not anticipate what occurred; thru death, I lost someone who was my rock for so many years.
Although I knew things would be different when I posted the blog, I had no idea how much things could change in just a small moment in time. How do I continue in faith and hope, when there is so much emptiness within me from missing my beloved mother? My heart aches from the loss. My winter is here now but soon that season will end, and spring will come, followed by the colorful life of summer. One thing I know, is that God keeps me going; he is true to his word, His wonderful Holy Spirit lifts me up when I find myself falling into sadness. When I cry out to him, in this almost debilitating situation, the Holy Spirit comforts me; he is faithful, giving me reassuring scriptures from God’s word through the bible. He tells me to remember, Hebrews 13: 5-6 “…for he hath said, I will never leave thee, nor forsake thee. So that we may boldly say, The Lord is my helper…” He is my helper too; I know God’s love comforts. He also says in John 14:1Let not your heart be troubled…”
As I read his word, peace builds within me and also I realize that my mother has moved on to an existence much better than she ever had in this world; she loved Jesus as her Lord. My belief is that heaven exists, and if it exists, I know that she has moved on and is in peace now with God. Jesus told me in Luke 20:36 “Neither can they die any more: for they are equal unto the angels; and are the children of God, being the children of the resurrection.” Please also realize that, I do not feel that God has taken her from me, but my mother in her late eighties often said, “I am ready to go home Zola.” Therefore, I don’t blame God; I pray to him to help me accept her decision to leave when she had no sicknesses.
Through studying his word, and allowing the Holy Spirit to help me each day, his unseen love comforts me; deep within my soul and spirit, I know that everything is going to be all right regardless of what my thoughts tell me right now. Psalm 107: 28-31 says “ Then they cry unto the LORD in their trouble, and he bringeth them out of their distresses.29 He maketh the storm a calm, so that the waves thereof are still. 30 Then are they glad because they be quiet; so he bringeth them unto their desired haven.31 Oh that men would praise the LORD for his goodness, and for his wonderful works to the children of men!”
My strength grows stronger each day, and now I can post to you all and let you know of the goodness of God even when times seem bleak and hopeless. Just as if he does for me, God is there for you; he supports you, until you pass through periods that look dark. Life changes around us each day, sometimes it seems for the worst; however, I know and would like you to know, God is there, wanting to comfort us in our times of sorrow or pain.
Jesus said, in John 10:10 “ The thief cometh not, but for to steal, and to kill, and to destroy: I am come that they might have life, and that they might have it more abundantly. 11 I am the good shepherd: the good shepherd giveth his life for the sheep.” His word is true, and God’s love does comfort. I know that God is there to help me through this time of mourning, giving me the strength to keep going and talk about his goodness. Regardless of my pain, the sun rises each morning, and I need to rise with it, and so do you. God has a call for my life, and yours, and others depend upon you and me.

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