The heart may stop beating and the final breath on earth is breathed, but IN Christ is life and breath forevermore!
“In Him we have redemption through His blood, the forgiveness of sins, according to the riches of His grace which He made to abound toward us…” ( Ephesions 1:7).
God’s word is perfect, converting the soul; His word, the Bible – ‘the testimony of the LORD is sure, making wise the simple…'(Psalm -9:7,8).
When someone dies whom we love so deeply, there is none other than God who can comfort. Only God. His word is gentle and sure and provides the next breath for those who suffer so painfully …loss.
“Therefore we do not lose heart. Even though our outward man is perishing, yet the inward man is being renewed day by day. ” (2 Corinthians 5:16).
“For our light affliction, which is but for a moment, is working for us a far more exceeding and eternal weight of glory, while we do not look at things that are seen, but at things which are not seen. For the things which are seen are temporary, but the things which are not seen are eternal.”( 2 Corinthians 5:17,18).
“For we know that if our earthly house, this tent is destroyed, we have a building from God, a house not made with hands, eternal in the heavens.”(2 Corinthians5:1).
God’s word. Truth. God’s word, alone- our comfort.
May this be a song we sing and have abiding in our thoughts at this time: (Psalm 91). “He who dwells in the secret place if the Most High Shall abide under the shadow of th Almighty.”
“I will say of the LORD,”He is my refuge and my fortress. My God, in Him will I trust.”
“Surely He shall deliver you from the snare of the fowler And from the perilous pestilence. He shall cover you with His feathers, and under His wings you will find refuge; His truth shall be your shield and your buckler.”
“You shall not be afraid of the terror by night, Nor of the arrow that flies by day, Nor of the pestilence that walks in darkness, Nor of the destruction that lays waste at noonday…”
“For He shall give His angels charge over you, to keep you in all His ways…”(Psalms 91:1-6,12).
The voice of Jesus is the only comfort in this great time of trial:”Because he has set his love upon Me, therefore I will deliver him; I will set him on high, because he has known My name. He shall call upon Me, and I will answer him; I will be with him in trouble; I will deliver him and honor him. With long life I will satisfy him…”(psalm 91:14-15).
And we must remember, ‘long life’ IS everlasting life for eternity with the One who loves perfectly – our Husband, Jesus!
And the Lord will speak the final words :” …with long life I will satisfy him, And show him My salvation!”( Psalm 91:16, exclamation point, mine!)
Amen! The truth sets us free and comforts deeply.
“The judgements of the LORD are true and righteous altogether. More to be desired are they than gold, Yea, than much fine gold; Sweeter also than honey and the honeycomb.” (Psalm -6:10)!
This is comfort from the Lord.