Yesterday, a dear friend of mine dealt with the one year anniversary of the death of her husband. He is still deeply missed. They had a wonderful relationship. They were good friends as well as husband and wife.
It can be hard to know what to do or what to say to show you remember too. A hug, a card an invitation to come and share a meal; all these things can be a comfort as the one who is mourning tearfully remembers their loved one.
Later in the day, these words were shared on FB and I would like to share them now with you.
To Bring Comfort to Many
Though all must suffer loss and grief.
Time is kind and brings relief.
The passing of the healing years,
Mends the heart and dries the tears.
At first hearts break, and sorrow numbs
No word consoles, no comfort comes.
But slowly, to the quiet mind
Life returns, for time is kind. (Writer Unknown)
Gentle, comforting words cannot fill the void of loss, but we can let the mourner know that we remember too.
Matthew 5:4 Blessed are those who mourn, for they shall be comforted. (NKJV)
God provides comfort beyond our understanding. He calms our shaken spirits and heals our broken hearts with His gentle words and consoling strength. Allow Him to do this for you if you are dealing with a loss. Let His soothing peace wash through you and bring you solace too.
Prayer: Father God, You know how deeply we are affected by the loss of a loved one. We feel a pain beyond any known physical pain as we grieve. Help us to let Your peace invade our hearts, minds and spirits. Bring us the strength to walk through our empty darkness. In Jesus Name, Amen