Sweet Grace

20 Feb

Ever wonder what right you have to be here? When others pass away and leave this world far too soon for our grieving hearts, we tend to wonder if God got it wrong this time. Why should I be permitted this existence when someone else has been robbed of theirs?

For those who have suffered long battles, their journey of joy begins in death. They are free from the pain they have had to endure in this life. And we are left with a void.

“Blessed are those who suffer … for their pain will turn into joy.” John 16:20

For those who have only moments on this earth, born too early or afflicted, we are left empty when they are taken from us far too soon. They are our eternal angels.

“For you created my inmost being; you knit me together in my mother’s womb.” Psalm 139:13

For those who have lived fully, and walked this earth awhile, yet are called home, leaving loved ones behind. We fumble to figure out how to move forward with a heaviness of heart.

“For everything there is a season, and a time for every matter under Heaven: a time to be born, and a time to die …” Ecclesiastes 3:1-2

And so we ask … why me? Why am I permitted to stay?

And God says:

“For I know the plans I have for you … plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.” Jeremiah 29:11

1 Comment

Posted by on February 20, 2013 in Uncategorized


One response to “Sweet Grace

  1. judybeauchemin

    February 19, 2013 at 12:25 pm

    You did a wonderful job of asking the questions on so many of our hearts and answering them so well. It doesn’t take away the pain of loss, but we know God’s ways are not our ways. He is always in control and we need to know that and accept that. So many time I have wondered the same things as the questions you raised. Then I learned to accept God’s will and move on. You are so blessed to be able to express it so well.


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