January 2, 2023
Give In, Then Move On
Christmas was hard. We were both sick and depressed. Christmas is still hard without our son and being sick made it worse. Our daughter was out of state with her daughter. We did not want to make anyone else sick so we were by ourselves. There will be times in life when we fall into depression.
It is not a sin to be depressed. The important thing is not to stay there. Allow yourself to grieve and then move on. Grieving is not something you move on completely. There will be times when grief hits you out of nowhere.
Seek comfort from God, remember past memories, and allow yourself to mourn. The closer we get to God, the more we can find peace even in bad times.
1 Thessalonians 4:13-18
New King James Version
The Comfort of Christ’s Coming
13 But I do not want you to be ignorant, brethren, concerning those who have fallen [a]asleep, lest you sorrow as others who have no hope. 14 For if we believe that Jesus died and rose again, even so God will bring with Him those who [b]sleep in Jesus.
15 For this we say to you by the word of the Lord, that we who are alive and remain until the coming of the Lord will by no means precede those who are [c]asleep. 16 For the Lord Himself will descend from heaven with a shout, with the voice of an archangel, and with the trumpet of God. And the dead in Christ will rise first. 17 Then we who are alive and remain shall be caught up together with them in the clouds to meet the Lord in the air. And thus we shall always be with the Lord. 18 Therefore comfort one another with these words.
As Christians, we know we will see our saved loved ones again. We do mourn their loss and miss them so much but we we do have hope for a glorious reunion in Heaven someday.
Pray for the people of Israel. Pray for salvation for lost souls.
I Am Coming Quickly
He who testifies to these things says, “Surely I am coming quickly.” Amen. Even so, come, Lord Jesus!