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Wisdom from the Psalms

Saturday, August 11, 2012

August 10

Psalm 103:2

I said, O my God, take me not away in the mids t of my days: thy years are throughout all generations.

Everyone said it was such a tragedy. Doug was a funny, bright young man, and he had so much to look forward to. He wasn't even through college yet. The accident had been senseless, and so had his death. Why would God allow such a thing to happen?

We ask ourselves that question a lot. Why does God allow some things to happen? We always look at the question from our own, earthly, human perspective. We forget that death is a part of life and that it is a necessary passage in existence. To God, death is not a bad thing, but merely a part of the way things are. Death isn't a cruelty or a punishment. Our days on earth are a gift, and we should live them as fully as we can. If we die, we are in the Lord's hands, and everything will work out just fine. Faith is the key. We must learn to know that God has everything under control, and that He will turn all situations to good. Even death is a wonderful thing in the hands of God.

Prayer: Lord, I do not understand the way things work sometimes, and I do not like to experience pain and suffering. Help me to see Your hand in all things. Grant me understanding. Amen.
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  • BJPENNY70
    This is a lovely blog about death. When we belong to the LORD there is no reason to be afraid. To be absent from the body is to be present with the LORD. Yet we do seem to hold on to this world or when a loved one passes, we have a hard time accepting their absence. If they belong to the LORD we will all meet again in the presence of the LORD. Human nature is to grieve and peace in our heart about their passing is of hope of our reuniting someday.
    2682 days ago
  • NAOLEE
    emoticon When we start to see the death as a passage to a better life; we will live this life happier. emoticon
    2682 days ago
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