15 Aug Heart to Heart with God: A Journey Towards Acceptance Day 73
365 Days of Reflection Towards God’s Love and Acceptance
~June 4, 2014-June 3, 2015~
Day 73- West Palm Beach, Florida: Praying for Our Loved Ones
We have all dealt with tragedy through the loss of a loved one at some point in our lives. This can be a very emotional period for us and the feeling that we feel when we know that we will never see a friend or loved one again can be very troubling. If we have faith in God we know that they went to Heaven, as Jesus died on the cross to forgive us for our sins so that we could be reborn again. However, there are moments when doubt comes into our mind and we wonder if they really went to Heaven or if they were punished for their sins on Earth and their soul were sent to hell, because of a sin that may have been unforgivable in our minds.
God is the only judge on who is to enter the Kingdom of God. We can never bring that person back into this world, but we can pray that they are in a much better place where the land is filled with milk and honey. Praying for those in pain or close to death is a good way to send both our thoughts and blessings towards those that we love to repent and return to God before it is to late.
Our time on Earth is short lived and we must take advantage of every day that we are blessed with. Tomorrow is never promised and instead of being caught off guard when we are called upon, we can start getting being better prepared today. We must live in the moment and let God take care of the rest. There are many moments where we know having the presence of a child, sibling, best friend, or parent that we lost would make all the difference in the world. However, knowing the people we have lost are never far away should bring us great joy as God helps us recover and move on in the same manner that our loved ones would have wanted for us anyway.
Reflection Day #73
Three takeaways towards your journey with God: