This fall we lost a great man of God, Dr. Myles Munroe as well as his wife Ruth who were killed in a plane crash . I had the pleasure of meeting Dr. Munroe, with his lovely wife Ruth and their daughter Charisa at a leadership conference at my church…He was a spiritual father to our church. He was amazingly gifted and filled with great wisdom, he had a great sense of humour and always took the time to meet people, no matter who you were. He is truly missed and loved by many of us.
Many are still grieving and it will take time to overcome such a loss even though we know they are resting in the beauty of heaven. Below is a devotion about grieving, So if you are missing someone this holiday season may you find comfort in Our Loving Lord and take refuge in knowing that you will meet them again one day.
My soul is weary with sorrow; strengthen me according to your word. Psalm 119:28
The wounds of the heart are often the hardest to heal. When a loved one passes on we are left with emptiness and a sense of despair that makes us feel powerless. To others we seem fine on the outside but we are crying on the inside. To heal the wounds of the heart we must first grieve the loss and not resist the tears. Only through feeling our grief can we begin the process of moving forward with life again. The heart will mend once it heals and this may take some time; and we may always remember the pain, but we will become stronger for having experienced it.
After losing someone who is so close to our hearts, we require a deep healing. We must put our faith, trust and understanding in Christ, even when we don’t understand the why? We must always remember that our spirit and our love transcends space and time. Love reaches across the horizons of this natural world and expounds into the heart of eternity. Eternity reflects that love back to us bringing us comfort and joy through our difficult season. Love knows no beginning or end and although the physical body has perished the spirit and the heart of the person lives on.
So cry….Cry out to the Lord and receive His comfort, be held in His loving embrace and rest in His eternal peace; with faith in knowing that our Lord hears our cry and will bind up the wounds of our broken hearts. He will renew our spirits and refresh our souls…..He is the God of our mountains and the God of our valleys…..and our greatest growth is birthed in the seasons of the valley.
Love & Blessings ~Pastor.Cindy🌹
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