He Cares For You
It was a troublesome time as we dealt with the loss of my dad in fall months of 1996. The years prior to that had been hard as well. We had seen a lot of heartache with my father-in-law dying just one year prior to my dad and my nephew having been murder a few years before that. As I look back and remember the weight of loss our family had suffered I sometimes wonder how we got through those times at all. One thing was for certain the hand of God was upon us during those difficult years.
I often wonder how my brother and his family coped with all the heartache, anger and bitterness from the loss of their first born. It changed their lives forever and left a void that could never be filled. I can remember standing and staring out the window of my mom and dad’s thinking we were all living in a horrific dream that we would eventually wake up from. But that day never came and the reality set in that we had lost someone very special in our lives.
My mom and dad had taken it very hard as well. Timmy had been their first born grandson, the apple of their eye, as was all their grandchildren. My mother grieved night and day, I can remember her saying at one point she had cried so many tears that she couldn’t cry anymore. I don’t believe I ever saw her cry again after that, not even when she lost dad. And dad, who had recently had heart surgery spend all his days looking for clues to whom had shot his grandson in the back. His mind was tortured to the point he eventually had a stroke and had to spend months in rehab to just be able to come home again to his family. Five years after the death of his grandson my dad eventually lost his battle with cancer.
During all of this reality set in, bad things can happen to good people. It doesn’t matter how good you are the evil in this world can still come to visit us and our family. When times like these come our faith in God and His goodness is the only thing that carries us through. We saw hard time, we had no choice. Yet in all of this the Lord was with each of us showing his love and mercy to us in so many ways. He was there giving us strength when we were weak, comfort when we were grieving, peace when we felt there would never be peace found again within our hearts and souls. The Lord never promised us there would never be troubles but he did promise He would be with us in whatever we face.
If you are reading this and you are struggling with great loss and heartache in your life please remember the Lord loves you and He will never leave you no matter what is happening in your life. He understands your anger, your bitterness, your rage at times, and your pain. There isn’t anything you have done or can do to keep Him from loving you. He cares for you and will give you the strength you need to get through whatever you are facing.
Jesus Promised in John 14:16-18: And I will pray the Father, and he shall give you another Comforter, that he may abide with you forever; Even the Spirit of truth; whom the world cannot receive, because it seeth him not, neither knoweth him: but ye know him; for he dwelleth with you, and shall be in you.
I will not leave you comfortless: I will come to you.
Jesus promised we would not be alone. Trust Him He is there with you all the way, through it all, loving you as no other can because He loves you more than life itself.
God Blessings and Love to All! Jeanette