Dark Night of the Soul
Oh, the dark
night of the soul,
when we hang
our harps upon the willows
comfort only in the Lord!
Who of us
haven't grieved the loss of a loved one,
nor felt its
in each other's arms
no longer to
enjoy the loving friendship
to help us
through the hardships of life?
passing through the valley as you read this.
relate, having lost a companion yourself
and are now
experiencing the heartache of separation,
you will cope with the lonely hours ahead.
We feel its
worthlessness in our hearts,
when a loved
one is taken from us.
from you for a short time
not in heart...
are homesick for heaven
anticipate the reunion of our loved ones
as we long
for a better place.
was so comforting.
easy to let go.
For they are
the crutches that have held us up,
that have given us comfort,
that have given us joy.
We hold on to
what is precious
taken from us
- often with deep anguish of
sadness washes over us
waves crashing over our soul.
ourselves from its pain,
- finding shelter under the
wings of the Lord.
ourselves in the valley of grief
if it were
not for the hand of our Shepherd
to guide us
through the long and lonely nights.
In the dark
night of the soul He is our Comforter
Presence who shares in our pain and in our suffering.
tear that falls, it nudges us homeward towards heaven,
death, nor sorrow, nor tear shall fall.
last for a night,
cometh in the morning.
He carries us
in our moments of deepest pain.
eyes we anticipate our joyful reunion
when we will
be with our loved ones in the Lord.
Lord himself shall descend from heaven with a shout,
voice of the archangel, and with the trump of God:
and the dead
in Christ shall rise first:
Then we which
are alive and remain shall be caught up
them in the clouds
to meet the
Lord in the air:
and so shall
we ever be with the Lord."
1 Thessalonians 4:16-17
At times the
anguish of your soul will move you to tears,
heart, we're not home yet.
of your heart will only deepen
relationship with the Lord.
not have been possible
had you not
walked through the valley of grief.
are they that mourn: for they shall be comforted."
~ Matthew 5:4
May the Lord
bless you and keep you
all the days
of the rest of your life,
until you are
in the presence of the Lord in heaven.
Do you have
the assurance that if you were to die today
you'll be in
the presence of the Lord in heaven?
Death for a believer is but a doorway that opens into eternal life.
Those who fall asleep in Jesus
will be reunited with their loved ones in heaven.
Those you've laid in the grave in tears,
you shall meet them again with joy!
Oh, to see their smile and feel their touch...
never to part again!
if you don't believe in the Lord, you're going to hell.
There is no pleasant way to say it.
The Scripture says,
"For all have sinned, and come short of the glory of God."
" That if thou shalt confess with thy mouth the Lord Jesus
and shalt believe in thine heart that God hath raised him from the
thou shalt be saved."
Don't fall asleep without Jesus
until you are assured of a place in heaven.
you would like to receive the gift of eternal life
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
only one way to heaven and that's through the Lord Jesus.
wonderful plan of salvation.
You can begin
a personal relationship with Him
from your heart a prayer such as the following:
I'm a sinner.
I've been a
sinner all of my life.
Jesus as my Savior.
I trust Him
as my Lord.
Thank you for
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
~ Acts 2:21b