Coping With Loss

And about the ninth hour Jesus cried out with a loud voice, saying, “Eli, Eli, lema sabachthani?” that is, “My God, my God, why have you forsaken me? Matthew 27:46 ESV

Long-term care is not only about facilities, diagnoses, or disabilities. Long-term care is what God, does as He watches over us both day and night, for every moment of our lives. Long-term care is about the love of Jesus Christ being expressed in real life situations however long and difficult they may be. But rather than being a depressing, discouraging or defeated part of our lives, God uses it to shine His light in the darkest places of life. It is a light that shines in our darkness and amazingly, is never put out. It is a bush that burns in our desert, that doesn’t burn up.

I pray that today’s video will be a blessing to you as you wipe away tears and turn to God for comfort. If we allow Him, He will redeem our situation and use it for His glory. Jesus knows just exactly how we are feeling – not just because He is wise and all knowing – but because He also experienced the loss. He lost His ministry, His friends, His family and His life on the terrible cross and all for our sake. Because of Jesus’ loss, we have hope. Though He was placed in a tomb that very night after He cried out asking why, there was another day coming. On that third day, all His pain and suffering were swallowed up by life. His scars remained, but His wounds were healed. Then Jesus walked out to go to His disciples and bring them the good news about life. This morning, no matter where you are or what you are going through, He is also standing beside you. If you will just turn and look, He will show you His wounds, take you in His arms, and lead you along His path that grows brighter every day as you walk ahead with Him!

If you would like to read more about the Mullet family story, here is the link for their book – From Pain to Purpose

This is not a paid promotion and I do not personally know the Mullet family, but I have been touched by their story and pray that you will be as well. Have a blessed day all!