Links On Grieving
The Mansion Of Heaven
This world, however beautiful, was
never meant to be
The place that we would call our home
for all eternity.
And though we would not choose to
leave, a loving god knows best,
And in His time, He lifts us to a
place of peace and rest.
For He has built a mansion where
His Children will abide,
Free from pain and sorrow, forever at
He said He'd never leave us to face
our trial alone,
And though sometimes we fail Him,
He never fails His own.
And even when our choices are less
than He would ask,
He knows when human courage is
unequal to the task.
We cannot judge what happens,
though tears and questions start.
We only see what's visible ~ God sees
into the heart.
And though there may be many things
that we cannot explain,
We can be sure it breaks His heart
to see His Children's pain.
In loving arms, He bears us to a
quiet place apart,
Where He mends the wounded spirit
and heals the broken heart.
And though these ones we love so much
have left our present sight,
And passed into a better world of
majesty and light.
Someday we'll be together in our
Father's home above,
Where we'll thank Him for His mercy
and praise Him for His love.
Think of stepping on the shore
and finding it heaven,
of touching a hand, and finding it "GOD'S",
of breathing new air, and finding it celestial,
of waking up in glory,
and finding it "HOLY GROUND."
No One Really Knows What Someone,
Who Has Lost A Loved One Faces
Unless They Have Also Faced
~ A Personal Tragedy Of Similiar Magnitude ~
Donor Families And Recipents Can Heal Togther
One Must Feel The Pain In Order To Heal
~ It Brings Closure ~
We know God has walked with us through the storm.
Now we need to trust him to walk with us,
just as faithfully,
through the change which will, follow the storm.
Learning To Life With Grief
How To Treat Yourself During Grieving
How Teenagers And Children, Act And Feel During Grieving
22 Ways To Support A Friend In Grief
Books On Grieving
Grieving With Your Spouse
Making It Through Our Loved Ones ~ Birthdays And Anniversaries
Surviving The Holidays
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Grief has a way of compelling an artist to create.
A creative urge is often fueled or complemented,
by pain and sorrow.
Grief Isn't A Sign Of Weakness,
Nor A Lack Of Faith,
Is Is The "Price Of Love."
It is true that emotions without faith can ravage us. Sorrow without faith is hopeless.
Anger without faith will destroy us. We need to be able to take it to God.
Grief without faith isolates us. But grief mixed with faith engenders a relationship with our heavenly Father.
When we are in pain, we have the hope that God
is with us in our pain, that eventually our pain
will be relieved, that we will grow and move closer to God as we learn to take our distress to him,
we can bear it more easily.
We are still grieving, but it is grief in the contextof our relationship with God, and that makes it possible to endure everything.
It is not part of Gods plan for us to remain in deep waters of sorrow or to be comsumed by the flames of our pain God wants us to go through the waters, unhurt. He wants us to walk through the flames, unburned.
for I have redeemend you;
I have summoned you by name;
you are mine.
When you pass through the waters,
I will be with you;
and when you pass through the rivers,
they will not sweep over you.
When you walk through the fire,
you will not be burned;
the flames will not set you ablaze.
For I am the Lord,
the Holy One of Israel,
Life Is Hard ~ But God Is Good
We can turn our continuing grief
into a witness for the Lord.
God is always walking with us
in our grief and he is available
and his grace is sufficient.
We can use this time-this
sorrow-to bring us closer to God.
We can be a living testimony
to the truth contained in the words.
"My grace is sufficient for you."
You can determine to be true
to yourself and to your feelings.
Allow others to see your faith
in action through your sorrow,
not in spite of it.
A Tear Drop Rose Worn Around The Neck
~ Symbolizes Your Love Will Never Die ~
No One's Grief Needs To Be Larger Or Smaller
Than Anyone Else's. Nobody's Sorrow Needs
To Be Diminished, Not For One Fleeting Second.
Death Ends A Life ~ Not A Realtionship