Loss – it is usually not a positive word. But when speaking of the loss of someone’s life, it is probably one of the toughest words. No matter what your beliefs are, when we lose someone through death here on earth, it is heart-wrenching. For me, it is harder than thinking about my own demise. I know that one day I will leave this world. And if I am to be honest, I am scared. I have faith that GOD has a beautiful indescribable place for me; utopic and everything wonderful. BUT… I do not hate my life here. I love my family, friends and I am happy in my life. And I do thank GOD for that.
However, there are many who are not happy with life and we hear of devastating ways people try and leave before GOD wants them. Taking your own life knows nothing about wealth, or status. Destroying yourself with the tools of the devil, such as hate, drugs, and self-mutilation only knows despair. It is void of any hope. Generally, it is void of GOD. Why? Because GOD is hope.
Watching someone we love go through this is devastating. Watching someone we love who is destroying themselves because they are lost is agonizing! You feel there is not much else I can do to “save” this person. And you feel that you just stand by and watch as evil instead consumes them thinking you are helpless EXCEPT for something very powerful….. PRAYER!
Sue Sikking in “A Letter to Adam” says “Prayer is not a duty or a habit, but a pouring forth of the heart in gratitude for every breath, every moment of life, every experience.”
I am grateful that I have JESUS and JESUS has me. And I do not walk alone, but I walk with GOD in prayer. And it is that that tells me there are no lost causes; there are no wastes of sharing; there are no squanders of love. Never give up! I am saved ONLY BY THE GRACE OF GOD. So by the grace of GOD, others shall come to him as well. It is by prayer and the crying out of my spirit to JESUS and never ceasing and never giving up that miracles DO OCCUR! TYJ
I am Deni, short for Denise. I grew up in a Jewish home, in a Jewish neighborhood and a Jewish family. In 3rd grade we moved. We moved to a mostly non-Jewish area.... that is where JESUS found me. I say found me because I yet had not acknowledged it, but would find out later.......by grace, HE HELD ME ALL ALONG, just a lil Jewish girl from Philly.