Letting someone go, is far beyond words. I went to a life celebration service yesterday and it was amazing listing to words of how people saw a friend name Amy from their hearts. I also watched tears, smiles and words of how she turned her life to Jesus.
Her story is one of being homeless and she was asked to come to church by two young people (Jeremy and Tiffany). She met a great friend at church name Marjorie and she lived with her for a while. It was a process of change, then Amy got married and life moved forward. She developed friendships at church and became an example to others. Amy knew that people loved her and cared. Her heart reached out to homeless people in Napa and she was known as the queen in the camp. There is so much more to her story, but I'm going to end it here. The importance of one life!
YOU ARE IMPORTANT!
We loss loved one's who remain in our hearts and memories that never go away. Our love continues for them as they live in Heaven now and we share life with those hear as well. I found after my dad died when I was 18 years old, I felt stressed. I felt nervous over what was ahead without my dad and I felt the loss greater than words. Over time, I learned how to deal with stress and connecting with others is important.
1 Peter 5:7-9 New International Version (NIV)
Cast all your anxiety on him because he cares for you. 8 Be alert and of sober mind. Your enemy the devil prowls around like a roaring lion looking for someone to devour. 9 Resist him,standing firm in the faith, because you know that the family of believers throughout the world is undergoing the same kind of sufferings.
Our everyday life matters! Everyday is a chance to make a difference and allow God to use our lives. We never know the depth of one life, but God does. We are here like a flower and suddenly gone in a different season of life. See yourself the way God does and live in forgiveness. Live in the power and freedom in God. Cast those fears away and just know this, "GOD CARES FOR YOU".
The enemy of our souls tries to get us to doubt things in life. He tries to sneak into our thoughts and take way us away from the promises of God. It is time to celebrate your life in the now. Let us learn to let go of what we can't change and change the things we can. God has a time for all things and heaven waits for us. Just like many loved ones are in Heaven, we miss them, we cry, we smile and we remember. Let us remember that God is the one who gives life and death. He is the one who controls all things. Let us learn to miss with out lots of anxiety taking over every thought. There is a balance to it all and that sometimes takes time.
My prayers are with you, your family and friends. I know the pain of loosing a loved one at 18 years old, at 32 years old and almost 60 years old. My dad, my brother and mother rest in heaven. I am on earth and I remember my childhood with them and my adulthood without them. Things change and we learn to deal with things over time.
I am positive that someone is reading this right now that needs a little hope that their hearts will mend. It's crazy hard to loose a loved one and we learn to breath deeper. I care and I mean that. I will continue to pray for you and your heart to mend. Everyone of us have dealt with the lose of a friend or family member or just an acquaintance. I truly care and so does God. Sometimes we might get upset with God and we don't understanding his timing, but his timing happens. It is how we deal with it that changes us and those around us. Do your best, lean not to your own understanding is what the Bible says and we live a new day. Bring back to your mind good thoughts, good memories and it's okay to grieve and cry. After all, we love the ones we miss greatly in Heaven.
One more time ~
My prayers are with you, your family and friends.