“The grief following suicide is so raw and real, primal and human, even people of faith must often battle just to ride it out, to render it livable….How one grieves depends on what one believes….The counsel of Scripture secures us with a stabilizing beam of truth – beginning with a single word: hope….Your pain cannot dig anywhere His Word cannot go.” (Frank Page, from his book, “Melissa,” about his daughter who took her own life.)
Because of Christ Jesus, not even death itself – regardless of what manner in which it visits our home – can separate us from the conquering love of Almighty God! (Romans 8:38-39)
When you find your world upside down, and yourself kicked in the gut. When you’ve lost your way. And the enemy is spouting lies in rapid-fire succession. Remember – Jesus loves you. And His Word is our “true north.” Always.
“May the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace as you trust in him, so that you may overflow with hope by the power of the Holy Spirit.”(Romans 15:13 NIV)