In the Valley of Death, You are There
Losing a loved one is difficult, saddening, and can feel completely unfair. You may think that God has taken away a piece of you and hurt you purposefully.
Fear not. Even when you are laying by a grave, God is there for you! God is not only close to us in this time of trouble, but He understands what you are going through. God had to give the ultimate sacrifice – His Son – to provide us with everlasting life. Even Jesus felt the pain of physically losing the ones He loved while he was here on earth. God and Jesus are in touch with you and understand your grief and heartache.
Remember, that with the Lord, death is not the end. Death does not have the final say. Instead, let us rejoice in knowing our loved ones are celebrating in Heaven. While death may be daunting and mourning too sad to comprehend – pray to Jesus and let His had comfort you in your time of need.
Prayer: Father, give me grace as I mourn the loss of those I love. Thank You for being more powerful than death. Because I trust in You, I know the grave will not be my final resting place. When You arose, I also arose. Because You are alive, I am alive in You. Amen.