Early this week I received a call letting me know that a good friend had passed away. At first I was shocked because it had been less than two weeks since I had heard from her. I never expected that she would be gone so fast. The next few following days after I got that call, I was in deep mourning. I just could not and still can not believe that she is gone. I thank God that we do not stay in that season because it is too terribly sad.
The world seems to have a way of tossing us curve balls but The Word of God seems to have a way of bringing about truth.
If it were not for the mercies of the LORD, this kind of news could consume us. We could get all wrapped up in the loss of friends and family that we dearly love and care about. Perhaps we might never find our way out of that dark season of loss. But the LORD is very compassionate towards us and we are not consumed.
God’s compassion is there for us every new day because He is faithful. God knows what it is like to loose someone too. Remember, it was His Son Jesus that died to save us from the law of sin and death. It is in Jesus death and resurrection that we place our hope that one day we will see those that we love again because the Lord is our portion, our promise of inheritance. We put out trust and confidence in no other.
The LORD is good unto them that wait for Him, to the soul that seeks Him. I truly do not know where I would be with out the Lord in my life. I can call upon Him to comfort me and He does. I can call upon Him to comfort her family and I know that He will. It is good that a man should both hope and quietly wait for the salvation of the LORD.
There are times like these that there really does seem to be a mountain in front of us that appears impassable. With Jesus in our lives, the mountain no longer exists. With Him, we can go over that mountain, under it, around it or maybe right through it if we have too. Somehow Jesus makes a way when there seems to be no way. Having faith in Jesus is to have mountain moving faith.
Christ in us is the hope of glory! If we do not have hope, then our expectation is futile. Jesus is the only foundation of our hope. Hope is that essential key to our faith because faith takes us beyond what is… to what will be.
Lamentations 3:22-26, Matthew 17:20 B NLT
November 12/2011 ~ By Eudora