I was scrolling through my news feed on Facebook yesterday night and came across a post that broke my heart for my friend’s loss: she had two deaths of two friends that she knew in the same week.
I can only imagine the sadness that my friend feels at this time, which is why my heart goes out to her. While I did not know her friends at all, my heart grieves for my friend, which is why I want to dedicate this post to my friend, who is in the stage of grieving at this time in her life. Jesus wept, so this gives my friend permission from her Heavenly Father to grieve too, in the Name of Jesus Christ.
~”Jesus wept.”~John 11:35, KJV~
I want to use this blog post as a way to encourage my friend and anyone, who is reading this and is going through a period of grieve and loss over a friend or family member, in the Name of Jesus Christ. I have never experienced the death of a family member or friend close to me in my life. I may not know what it is like to experience the pains of grieve or what it is like to lose a loved one, but my heart has compassion for you because Jesus has compassion of you, loved one. Jesus loves you. Jesus has a heart for you because He only wants you to draw closer to Him as you seek Him for peace and comfort that surpasses all earthly understanding.
~”Do not be anxious about anything, but in every situation, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God. And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.”~Philippians 4:6-7, NIV~
Jesus wants you, my friend and dear reader, to seek Him. In Heaven, there will be no more tears, pain, or crying because those things will no longer be remembered. Heaven is a place of joy with many mansions that Your Heavenly Father prepared for you and especially you, dear reader. Claim this Truth as comfort for you and your loved ones, in the Name of Jesus Christ.
~”Let not your heart be troubled: ye believe in God, believe also in me. In my Father’s house are many mansions: if it were not so, I would have told you. I go to prepare a place for you. And if I go and prepare a place for you, I will come again, and receive you unto myself; that where I am, there ye may be also. And whither I go ye know, and the way ye know.”~John 14:1-4, KJV~
As you draw nearer and nearer to Jesus in this time, I encourage you to journal any prayers or thoughts that Father God puts on your heart and mind to write. Take this time to spend with God as you seek His presence and comfort because His Heavenly peace provides all of the peace that You need. His peace is comfort. His peace is joy. His peace is the Father’s love straight from Heaven to your heart.
Remember that Jesus loves you and wants you to experience His peace. His peace is of Heaven. His peace is so tender that when you take the time to reflect on it, dear reader, your heart and your mind become One in the Father as all of you settles in Christ Jesus.
~”…that they may all be one, just as you, Father, are in me, and I in you, that they also may be in us, so that the world may believe that you have sent me. The glory that you have given me I have given to them, that they may be one even as we are one, I in them and you in me, that they may become perfectly one, so that the world may know that you sent me and loved them even as you loved me. Father, I desire that they also, whom you have given me, may be with me where I am, to see my glory that you have given me because you loved me before the foundation of the world.”~John 17:21-24, ESV~
Take the time to settle in the Father’s love and peace. Remember that Jesus loves you.
I now want to pray for you, dear reader and that you will experience total peace today. Let us pray:
Thank You for the friendship that I have with my friend from church. I want to take a moment to pray for my friend, as she is going through a period of grieve and loss in this season of her life. Let her know that You love her as she takes the time to spend in Your presence and seek Your Kingdom. Let my friend and any reader, who is going through the grieve and loss of a loved one know that Your peace is comfort and it surpasses all understanding. Let my friend and any reader know that Your compassion is so great because Your love is great. Also, let my friend and any reader know that You are peace and love for them because You are Jehovah, a God of peace. Allow Your Holy Spirit to give glimpses of what Heaven is like for my friend and any readers so that they can claim this Truth: that You are a God of peace. Let my friend and each reader walk in Your victory today as they claim Your peace in their hearts and minds today, in the Name of Jesus Christ. I give You all of the glory, the honor, and the praise.
In Jesus’ Name,
God bless you!! Go in peace. ❤
~”Then Jesus said to them again, Peace be unto you: as my Father hath sent me, even so send I you.”~John 20:21, KJV~