2020 what a year. A global pandemic caused by the Coronavirus (COVID-19) resulting financial problems because of restrictions put in place because to stop the spread, police brutality on people of color, social unrest caused by those demonstrating against racial injustice, a very contentious election. We've also had devastating wildfires in the western US, hurricanes and tropical storms in the southeast and gulf coast, severe weather in the mid-west and many of us have lost loved ones to disease or natural causes.
Many have and will continue to experience grief over the losses of loved ones, homes, and other things. There is the initial shock and immediate grief because of the loss but, that's just the beginning of the process. There will be times, even years after the loss, where you see or hear something that reminds you of that person, place, or thing and you will experience thoughts of joy or sadness. It's all part of the process and it's necessary. One of the toughest parts of grieving a loss is that grief often is layered and continual...it doesn't hit all at once.
The pain is a process it’s very heartbreaking...and frustrating.
God has the ability to bring us deep peace. As we keep our minds on God, He is faithful to give us peace that is unexplainable.
Philippians 4:6-7 NKJV Be anxious for nothing, but in everything by prayer and supplication, with thanksgiving, let your requests be made known to God; and the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding, will guard your hearts and minds through Christ Jesus.
Isaiah 26:3 NKJV You will keep him in perfect peace, Whose mind is stayed on You, Because he trusts in You.
If you know of someone who has recently lost their home and/or other things of sentimental value due to a fire, or other natural disaster, divorce, financial reasons...or if you know of someone who has lost a loved one through death or severed relationship, reach out to them today. Bless them through the love and resources with which God has blessed you .
Isaiah 32:17 NKJV The work of righteousness will be peace, And the effect of righteousness, quietness and assurance forever.
Proverbs 11:25 NKJV The generous soul will be made rich, And he who waters will also be watered himself.