( My brother Lee, at the age of 46, passed away suddenly in a tragic vehicle accident early morning of Dec. 22, 2019. This is a little message of encouragement that I had the opportunity to share at my bother's funeral this past week. )
The passing of Lee Denison was so sudden and tragic, and when something this tragic happens we are often left trying to make sense of it, and wondering where God is in all this, and why God would have ever allowed this to happen in the first place.
Here is something I think we all need to know, sometimes God calls us through things instead of around them. And we will never know why. We just need to know who is on the throne and who's in charge. And It’s’ in the midst of our pain and suffering, that God is right there too.
As many of you know, my family and I experienced the sudden loss of our 14-year-old son in 2017. I frimly belived that if our son was meant to be here he woud still be here, and because of that I felt a strong sense of God presence, peace, and calmness surround me. God gave us the strength to face each new day ahead and joy that can't be quenched.
Today we are once again faced with tragedy, and my desire is that each one of us here may be filled with that same peace, comfort, and joy that I have been. I want you to know there is hope and healing again after something as tragic as this. There is better days ahead.
For God restores, gives hope, brings life, heals broken hearts, comforts the hurting and lonely, and surrounds us in peace that surpasses all human understanding.
May we all keep drawing closer to God, and keep pressing on! God never said life would be easy, but He said He would always be with us. God is near to the brokenhearted ( Psalm 34:18), blesses those who grieve ( Mattew 5:4 )and keeps in perfect peace whose minds are kept on Him.( Isaiah 26: 3-4 )
I am a wife to my wonderful husband, Paul, of over 22 years. Mommy to 9 blessings, ages 21 to 3 years. Our 2nd oldest son, at age 14, has gone on to be with the Lord on April 19th, 2017. I share about that new road we are on here on my blog.
My first 7 years of blogging.
Great inspirational reading!
"I believe a greater intimacy with God leads us to an inner peace, unquenchable joy, & an ever-lasting hope regardless of what we go through in life." Mae