Hope of Heaven

I love to include scripture in my writings. Why? Because for me, it’s the top-of-the-line, the pinnacle of truth. After experiencing profound loss, I have wanted to know what God’s Word says on every subject and it says a lot. Consider the word “hope” for example. It means enough to me, to create a blog to fit the word. Without it, we don’t have anything ultimately.

And we rejoice in the hope of the glory of God. Not only so, but we also rejoice in our sufferings, because we know that suffering produces perseverance; perseverance, character; and character, hope. And hope does not disappoint us, because God has poured out His love into our hearts by the Holy Spirit, whom He has given us. Romans 5:2-5

Dear God,

Thank You for these encouraging words. I know that I can trust You to produce this hope in me. But the process of getting there is not easy . . . the first word is “suffering” and none of us want this, but it doesn’t sound like we can bypass any of the steps.

We have come face to face with the enemy as we, with tear-stained faces, were forced to look down upon our beloved son, asleep in death. How I would love to have been able to shake his shoulder gently or whisper in his ear and wake him up. But the enemy of death is in charge at this moment in time, but not for long!

Your Son, Jesus, will come as He has promised and He will shout victory’s refrain and our son, like so many others, will come up out of his dusty grave! The enemy of death will take no more prisoners. Our suffering will be behind us forever. Home at last!

Therefore comfort and encourage one another with these words.                  1 Thessalonians 4:18

from Shattered by Suicide


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