Monday, January 2, 2012

"COMFORTING SCRIPTURES"


Good Evening to All!

My heart and my mind have been consumed with sorrow, the feeling of loneliness in a "sea of people". Even though I know there are many people just like me who mourn the loss of our wonderful friend, I can't seem to gain strength. I know there are friends of Neita's that have known her ALL of her life, friends who she taught in Sunday school, friends who she "mentored", who probably feel as lost if not more lost that I, so to those friends I say, "my heart goes out to you". I loved her dearly and I know it will take a good while before the sting of loss eases.

From My Bible Promise Book I read these scriptures hoping to ease my pain somewhat. They did reassure me, but the pain is still there. Maybe there is someone out there in blogland who has just lost a loved one or friend, and maybe these will reassure you as well.

My flesh and my heart faileth: but God is the strength of my heart, and my portion for ever. Psalm 73:26

But God will redeem my soul from the power of the grave: for He shall receive me.
Psalm 49:15


Yea, though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil: for thou art with me, thy rod and thy staff they comfort me. Psalm 23:4

O death, where is thy sting? O grave where is thy victory? 1 Corinthians 15:55

The wicked is driven away in his wickedness: but the righteous hath hope in his death. Proverbs 14:32

Much more then, being now justified by his blood, we shall be saved from wrath through him. Romans 5:9

Verily, verily, I say unto you, If a man keep my saying, he shall never see death. John 8:51

For this God is our God forever and ever: He will be our guide even unto death. Psalm 48:14

He will swallow up death in victory: and the Lord God will wipe away tears from off all faces; ... Isaiah 25:8

Mark the perfect man, and behold the upright: for the end of that man is peace. Psalm 37:37

The answers to last night's Bible Challenge are as follows:

1. b) Aaron (Exodus 7:19-20)
2. d) lice (Exodus 8:16-17)
3. d) made it stand still for a whole day (Joshua 10:12-14)
4. Elijah (1 Kings 17:17-24) and Elisha (2 Kings 4:8-35)
5. c) Elijah's cloak (2 Kings 2:13-14)
6. a) faith (Matthew 21:21-22)
7. b) Peter healing a crippled man (Acts 3:1-8)
8. True (Acts 6:8)
9. c) Aeneas (Acts 8:32-34)
10. b) Dorcas (Acts 9:36-42)

I hope you did well on the Challenge. Remember, the best way to get to know God's Word is to "hide it in your heart".

Good Night To All and May God Bless!

3 comments:

Alison said...

Praying for the God of all comfort to be your strength in this difficult time,Patti. He is faithful and will bring you through this as you call on His name and take to heart the promises in His word.

Lori said...

Wishing you and your family a very Happy and Healthy 2012!

Starry Dawn said...

Dear Patti,
I can feel your pain, your grieving soul.
I am here for you to lend you a hand from which you could hold on to it. I have recently lost my dear loved ones too.
So, I understand very well how you feel. I am praying for you, and for your dear friend's loved ones.
God bless your beautiful heart, Patti!!
Blessings & Prayers,
Poet Starry Dawn.

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