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Tuesday, May 14, 2013

Life...

Someone sent a mail to an email fellowship group I belong to, asking us to pray for a friend of a friend, she was a young lady battling with cancer. She put up a link to her blog, and I remember reading it and feeling so heart broken. I muttered a short prayer and moved on. I didn’t even remember her after that, not until I went through my mail some days ago and read that the young lady had died. I went back to read her last post and I don’t know what to feel. My heart aches… she was brave and I pray she’s now at rest in God’s bosom, but my heart aches. I never want to imagine what it felt like for her, what writing that last post meant, what her last moment was like. I hate to imagine, which is sad because my mind gets over itself and tries to paint pictures it shouldn’t be painting.

I pray for healing, for whoever is battling with any illness. I pray that the doctors’ report will be overruled by the report of the Lord, which says you are healed. I pray that He will show Himself strong for you and give you a testimony in the land of the living. I pray that you will prevail.
We are young, God has a plan, we can’t allow the devil creep in and try to deny us of the glorious future and hope God has in store for us.

And for those who are mourning a loved one. Remember how Job lost all his children and property? Remember how God restored to him a double portion of all he lost, but when it came to children, he had the same number? 
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So the LORD blessed the latter end of Job more than his beginning: for he had fourteen thousand sheep, and six thousand camels, and a thousand yoke of oxen, and a thousand she asses. He had also seven sons and three daughters.” Jobs 42:12-13
Think about it. He gave double of the material things because they were really lost, but he gave the same number of children as Job had in the beginning because they weren’t really lost. They may be gone physically, but we haven’t lost them… 
May God comfort you in the way only He can. And remember you haven’t lost them…

6 comments :

  1. Sad to hear about the loss of your friend. The comfort is knowing that she is in a much better place, out of the pain and suffering but more so in the arms of Jesus.

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  2. This is painful...read her last post and I can feel my heart breaking. So sorry about your loss. Hugs

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  3. It truly is sad.

    *** I didn't know her personally. Just sharing her story.

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  4. May the woman rest in eternal peace. Touching story. The Book of Job is one of the most inspirational things I've read in the bible and it helped me thru a trying time in my life some years ago.

    Despite grave heartache, Job would nt be separated from his love of The Lord. Encouraging.

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