Losing another family member while we are still grieving the loss of our own child really can upset some of our souls. Unfortunately, many of us will experience multiple losses on numerous occasions—some deaths will be far apart and some will be very close to each other. Either way, whenever we lose our loved ones that will be when we absolutely should lean on and trust in our Comforter.
For the people who think that parents of a deceased son or daughter should get over their loss (should stop grieving) after a few months, I want you to know that their ‘missing a child’ feeling never goes away. This truth means their grief has no expiration date. Furthermore, because a piece of these grieving parents is gone (lost forever), these parents will never be the same again.
Losing a child, especially one with whom the parents had a close and meaningful relationship with, is one of life’s most agonizing challenges, even for believers in Christ. Thank God that, because His mercies are new every day, believing parents who experience unchained agony have hope and the promised help for the times when their loved ones are gone.
I am sure that all parents expect their children to outlive them. I know I expected that, but God had a different plan for my oldest son. He just turned forty-five on Sunday, April 30th. On Tuesday evening, May 2nd, he went home to be with the Lord.
Another one of my mother’s siblings went home to be with her and with the Lord. My Aunt Daisy died Sunday afternoon. She was one of my mother’s younger sisters. Rest in peace in Jesus’ arms, Aunt Daisy!
Things aren’t always as they seem, and God, despite how things look at present, is still in control. This saying is important to remember whenever we are facing any natural disasters.