You’re devastated. Maybe angry. And trying to make sense of it all. Why did this have to happen? Why now? It would be great if there was an easy explanation that would cover and answer all these questions. Unfortunately, we don’t always understand why things happen that seem so senseless or evil.
The loss of a loved one can be extremely difficult, but we also know that our grief is temporary, and limited to this life. In heaven, we will no longer experience the sadness associated with lost loved ones.
Revelation 21:4 (NKJV)
And God will wipe away every tear from their eyes; there shall be no more death, nor sorrow, nor crying. There shall be no more pain, for the former things have passed away.”
1 Thessalonians 4:13-14 (NIV)
Brothers and sisters, we do not want you to be uninformed about those who sleep in death, so that you do not grieve like the rest of mankind, who have no hope. For we believe that Jesus died and rose again, and so we believe that God will bring with Jesus those who have fallen asleep in him.
All believers will worship together with the Lord in heaven for eternity. Our loss may be painful now, but it is temporary. The important issue is to make certain you know Jesus Christ as your Lord and Savior.
Loss and grief are part of life on this fallen earth. We trust in God's mighty power to redeem and restore, and in the meantime come to Him with the pain of our broken hearts. It is important to understand that such grief is temporary and can even serve as part of God's plan to change your life and the lives of many others. Rather than living with discouragement, we can find a greater purpose to impact the lives of those around us with the love of Christ, seeking to share His love with all we can each day of our lives.
God Bless, Israel