Has your faith been tested or lost with the death of your loved one?

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Has your faith been tested or lost with the death of your loved one?

This group was started because many are hurting so bad that their faith has been effected.  This is a place you can vent or even ask questions that brother you. Can the Bible or God help you through your grief?  Who is the cause of death? 

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Suggested Reading: 2 Replies

The following list of brochures can be read on line at the links providedWhen Someone You Love Dies - My suggestion is to pay particular attention to the chapter, How Can I Live With My Grief?Lasting PeaceGOOD NEWS From GODContinue

Started by Brenda Ann. Last reply by Brenda Ann Jan 3.

The Death Of Jesus and Our Faith 1 Reply

The most important death to ever occur can have a huge impact on our faith.When we lose someone we can reflect on the promises made in the Bible and that can give us a wonderful hope for the future.Follow the link below to watch a video about the Death of JesusRemember Jesus’ DeathContinue

Started by Dennis C.. Last reply by Dennis C. Mar 18, 2017.

WAVERING FAITH 3 Replies

I will say my faith has waivered a little recently because i have been in bad health and I keep asking God why?  I do think its a test of faith, but honestly my faith will always be strong and is a part of me, I still grieve about my parents, but I'm ok and they would want me to live richly and happily....I'm doing ok, but yes it is a test of faith when your going thru illness with no light at the end of the tunnel, but I'm getting better now and thats all that matters....we see the reason for it later onContinue

Started by Rachel Lynn Schuler. Last reply by Brenda Ann Nov 11, 2016.

WAVERING FAITH

I will say my faith has waivered a little recently because i have been in bad health and I keep asking God why?  I do think its a test of faith, but honestly my faith will always be strong and is a part of me, I still grieve about my parents, but I'm ok and they would want me to live richly and happily....I'm doing ok, but yes it is a test of faith when your going thru illness with no light at the end of the tunnel, but I'm getting better now and thats all that matters....we see the reason for it later onContinue

Started by Rachel Lynn Schuler Nov 9, 2016.

Are you having trouble facing the loss of your mate? Even if your faith has been shaken, a close examination of what the Bible really says, may help.

APPEARED INFacing the Loss of Your MateTHE Bible is clear: A husband is to “love his wife as he does himself.” A wife likewise should “have deep respect for her husband.” Both are to carry out their roles as “one flesh.” (Eph. 5:33; Gen. 2:23, 24) Over time, the attachment a couple have to each other gains strength, as does their love for each other. You might compare it to the roots of two trees growing side by side. The feelings of a happily married husband and wife knit and intertwine.But what if the husband or the wife dies? Then that bond, unbreakable in life, is broken. The surviving widow or widower is often left with a blend of heartache, loneliness, and maybe even some anger or guilt. During her marriage of 58 years, Daniella knew many who lost their mates. * But after her husband died, she said: “I never understood this experience before. There is no way to comprehend it until you go through it.”PAIN THAT SEEMS UNENDINGSome researchers hold that no stress is more severe than that resulting from the death of a beloved mate. Many bereaved ones agree with that. Millie’s husband died many years ago. In describing her life as a widow, she says, “I feel I am a cripple.” She was referring to her emotional state, caused by the loss of her mate of 25 years.Susan used to feel that widows who for years mourned the loss of their husband expressed excessive grief. Then her husband of 38 years died. Over 20 years have passed, yet she says, “I think of him every day.” Tears often flow because she misses him so much.The Bible confirms that the pain of losing a mate is both cruel and long lasting. When Sarah passed away, Abraham, her husband, “came in to bewail Sarah and to weep over her.” (Gen. 23:1, 2) Despite having faith in the resurrection, Abraham felt intense grief when his loved one died. (Heb. 11:17-19) After his dear wife Rachel died, Jacob did not soon forget her. He spoke tenderly about her to his sons.—Gen. 44:27; 48:7.What lesson should we learn from these…Continue

Started by Brenda Ann Mar 10, 2014.

Having a very hard time dealing with the death of a loved one?

Has someone you loved fallen asleep in death?Are you still grieving?Do you need help in dealing with your grief?Is there hope for the dead?If so, what is it?How can we be sure?Can we turn to the Bible for answers?  Is it possible to trust God?Continue

Started by Brenda Ann Jun 18, 2012.

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Comment by Brenda Ann on May 16, 2014 at 4:16pm

I really enjoyed this tract - maybe you will too:

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Will Suffering Ever End?


Would you say . . .

  • yes?

  • no?

  • maybe?

 WHAT THE BIBLE SAYS

“God . . . will wipe all tears from their eyes, and there will be no more death, suffering, crying, or pain.”—Revelation 21:3, 4, Contemporary English Version.

WHAT THAT CAN MEAN FOR YOU

Assurance that God does not cause our problems.—James 1:13.

Comfort from knowing that God feels for us when we suffer.—Zechariah 2:8.

Hope that all suffering will end.—Psalm 37:9-11.

Comment by Dennis C. on February 28, 2014 at 5:46am
Richard,

I agree with you that God is the only constant. I like to say that he is my only source of real stability.

I appreciate this scripture:

James 1:13 When under trial, let no one say: “I am being tried by God.” For with evil things God cannot be tried, nor does he himself try anyone.

Knowing that God is NOT the cause of my tests, trials, problems etc. helps me trust him and turn to him every day because he is the source of every good thing.
Comment by Richard on February 8, 2014 at 6:50am

They say that God never gives you more than you can handle, well, the simple truth to me is that is not always the case.  God has given some pretty heavy work to others.  Aaron, Moses, Noah and even to His son...but, he has always said to them, I will be there to support and guide you...and, He has never failed to do so.  So, when the load gets heavy, call and ask the Lord God for some guidance and support, and He will be there...he is one constant you can count on.

Comment by Brenda Ann on January 25, 2014 at 2:06am
Another magazine I think you will enjoy is at this link

http://m.wol.jw.org/en/wol/lv/r1/lp-e/0/19992

Brenda
Comment by Brenda Ann on January 25, 2014 at 2:03am
Angela,

First, your prayers never fall on deaf ears. God cares for us individually and promises to help. Isaiah 41:10

Mayberry you will get a measure of comfort from reading the Watchtower magazine 1/2014 issue at this link: http://m.wol.jw.org/en/wol/lv/r1/lp-e/0/11843

I would love to talk over the phone and I will give you my phone number if you private message me or email me at mawmaw1591@gmail.com

You are experiences too many losses at one time - you need a friend to help you carry the load.

Brenda
Comment by Angela on January 23, 2014 at 9:28pm
I have always been a person who believed in the power of prayer. But lately, after losing my job, losing my father and then losing my boyfriend to another woman. I feel my prayors are falling on deaf ears. I feel like Im begging God & Jesus for some peace and clarity and Im not getting it. All I do is cry, ponder and still pray but feel so silly. Last night I even cursed God because I was so frustrated with hearing pray and give it to God. If he doesn't want it what am I to do? Any suggestions to combat these horrible feelings?
Comment by Brenda Ann on December 26, 2013 at 8:02am

God will never give up on you nor any of us! Wish I could give you a real hug right now. (((((HUGS)))))


 

Comment by Brenda Ann on December 26, 2013 at 6:08am

Dear Bobbie,

The reason I started this group is because it seemed to me that many of those grieving had been told and even taught so many different philosophies and theories that their faith in God had been severely challenged if not destroyed by the death of a loved one. You have been told that God "predetermines" the day of our death. If that were true, I couldn't have any faith in God either. No wonder your faith has been shaken. I know I sent you a link already but I found another article that I think will really help. Please read on line The Bible’s Viewpoint Is Your Life Predestined?

Please let me know what you think after reading the article here or private message me. (((((HUGS)))))

Comment by Brenda Ann on October 9, 2013 at 1:08pm

Dear Bobbie, thank you for joining our group. By joining you show that you love God and want to understand his purposes. I can see why you are questioning what you have been told about God's plan. Please read page 26 of the WATCHTOWER magazine at this LINK.  It is a discussion about predestination or the notion that God determins the death day for humans. I hope you find it helpful.

Comment by bobbie on October 8, 2013 at 9:29am

sometimes i wonder why but i have been told that god has a plan for our death date but that dont help much.i lost my sister and father last year and i am having a hard time keeping the faith.

 

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