J.R. Miller (1840 - 1912), 'Morning Thoughts' And immediately the king sent an executioner, and commanded his head to be brought: and he went and beheaded him in the prison... Mark 6:27 Jesus knows how His followers can best serve Him. He sent the apostles out to teach and heal. John the Baptist, however, He … Continue reading An Untimely Death?
The sacrifices of God are a broken spirit: a broken and a contrite heart, O God, thou wilt not despise. Psalm 51:17 The LORD is my strength and my shield; my heart trusted in him, and I am helped: therefore my heart greatly rejoiceth; and with my song will I praise him. Psalm 28:7 George … Continue reading “The Altar” by George Herbert
I have begun putting together a resource page consisting mostly of books I have found to be helpful in my own loss experience. Here's the link to the new page: youcantrusthim.com/resources
Initially, the pain of child loss is so severe, that it is easy to wonder if it is survivable. Many women say they know, if it happened to them, they could not survive it. I want to tell them: Yes, you can. If I can, you can. We just have to. But here is something … Continue reading Re-Post: Survival is the Starting Point
...having a desire to depart, and to be with Christ; which is far better: Philippians 1:23 "Death, to the believer, is but passing out of a world of sorrow and of sin — and entering upon a world of indescribable glory! If we lived more in anticipation of the happiness that waits us — … Continue reading Anticipation
If I forget, yet God remembers. If these hands of mine cease from their clinging, Yet the hands divine hold me so firmly, I cannot fall. And if sometimes I am too tired to call for Him to help me, Then He reads the prayer unspoken in my heart and lifts my care. I dare … Continue reading God, Thou Art Love
Casting all your care upon him; for he careth for you. 1 Peter 5:7 You know you are supposed to pray, but you just can't. Not now. You want to ask Him for safety and protection for your loved ones but you hesitate, knowing, from past experience, the answer to that prayer might not be … Continue reading When Prayer is Hard: Pain, Peace and the Groaning Heart
Charles Spurgeon: "Blessed is that man who is done with chance, who never speaks of luck--but believes that from the least, even to the greatest, all things are ordained by the Lord. We dare not leave out the least event! The creeping of an aphid upon a rosebud is as surely arranged by the decree of Providence--as … Continue reading Chance, Accident, Luck or Divine Providence?
Quite suddenly, It may be at the turning of a lane, Where I stand to watch a skylark soar From out of the swelling grain, That the trump of God shall thrill me, With its call so loud and clear, And I'm called away to meet Him, Whom of all I hold most dear. Quite … Continue reading Quite Suddenly
As a little boy, Hans would sing this hymn in the back seat of the car, all the way to town (45 miles), at the top of his lungs. It contains all the theology a little boy needs to know. Big boys, too. Nothing But the Blood of Jesus Robert Lowry (1876) 1 What can … Continue reading Nothing But the Blood
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Surely it is not wrong for us to think and talk about Heaven. I like to find out all I can about it. I expect to live there through all eternity. If I were going to dwell in any place in this country, if I were going to make it my home, I would inquire … Continue reading The Blessed Contemplation
Before I was afflicted I went astray: but now have I kept thy word. Psalm 119:67 BLESSINGS OF BEREAVEMENT by J. R. Miller, 1896 At first we would be disposed to say that no blessings can come out of bereavements. But the grace of God has such wondrous power, that even from the saddest desolating of … Continue reading Blessings of Bereavement
"But as for me, I trust in You, O Lord; I say, 'You are my God.' My times are in Your hand…" Psalm 31:14, 15 http://www.tenboom.org
"Live on promises, not on explanations. Even if God explained why your child died, the answer wouldn't end the heartbreak or quench the questions. Instead of explanations, God gives promises, which keep you moving ahead, giving hope and new strength. "You'll get through your grief. It won't end today or next month. But there is … Continue reading You’re Going to Make It