The Journey Through Grief
"And Mahlon and Chilion died also both of them;
And she said unto them, Call me not Naomi, call me Mara:
for the Almighty hath dealt very bitterly with me.
I went out full, and the Lord hath brought me home again empty."
~ Ruth 1:5, 1:20-21a
Oh, the deep waters of grief
when a sudden surge of tears spin your life out of control.
You don't know if you can go on, but you do,
because you have to.
You feel your world falling apart around you.
Things always look worse in the darkness of the night.
In the midst of your pain you hurl accusations at God.
Yet, He never lets go of your hand.
Your heartache bursts into a flood of despair
and you weep inconsolably.
In your hurt God often seems silent.
Friends don't offer much consolation
as you're swept away in the current of grief.
There are times in your life that involve famine and restoration.
A season, and a time to every purpose under the heaven.
A time to weep, and a time to laugh;
~ Ecclesiastes 3:1,4
Looking back, you will see His providential hand
Once they have accomplished their purpose you shall see their fulfillment
as He weaves the dark threads into His perfect plan.
God is in no hurry...
Nothing can thwart His plans.
He has an appointed time
at which every detail shall be accomplished.
to reveal your life, a tapestry of His grace.
"When thou passest through the waters,
I will be with thee;
and through the rivers, they shall not overflow thee:
when thou walkest through the fire,
thou shalt not be burned;
neither shall the flame kindle upon thee."
~ Isaiah 43:2
In your deepest grief,
the Lord will look after you and take care of you.
Although you may not understand the reason why
He has allowed your season of suffering.
Rest assured that He will use even this
The Scripture says,
"For God so loved the world,
that he gave his only begotten Son,
that whosoever believeth in him should not perish,
but have everlasting life."
~ John 3:16
"That if thou shalt confess with thy mouth the Lord Jesus,
and shalt believe in thine heart that God hath raised him from the dead,
thou shalt be saved."
~ Romans 10:9
Don't fall asleep without Jesus
until you are assured of a place in heaven.
Tonight, if you would like to receive the gift of eternal life
first you must believe in the Lord.
You have to ask for your sins to be forgiven
and put your trust in the Lord.
To be a believer in the Lord, ask for eternal life.
There's only one way to heaven and that's through the Lord Jesus.
That's God's wonderful plan of salvation.
You can begin a personal relationship with Him
by praying from
your heart a prayer such as the following:
"Oh God, I'm a sinner.
I've been a sinner all of my life.
Forgive me, Lord.
I receive Jesus as my Savior.
I trust Him as my Lord.
Thank you for saving me.
In Jesus' name, Amen."
If you have never received the Lord Jesus as your personal Savior,
but have received Him today after reading this invitation, please let us know.
We would love to hear from you. Your first name is sufficient.
"Whosoever shall call on the name of the Lord shall be saved"
~ Acts 2:21b