Grief to Joy

Don’t assume responsibility for your loved one’s death. Untimely our lives are in the hands of God. Zig Ziglar says, “Psalm 139:16 clearly states that our life every day is measured, meaning simply, God knows the exact time that we will die. He knows when He’s going to call us home. There’s nothing you can do to extend your lifespan one-tenth of a second.” No death is simply the result of circumstances, an accident or fate.

This doesn’t mean God wanted your loved one to die or is morally responsible for the death. It means the same God who loved you enough to die for you is in control.

How can a loving God be in control, yet your loved one still died? You may never fully understand that. But that’s why frequently and lovingly, the Bible reminds us that God’s ways are too complex for us to understand. That’s also why when we see chaos all around us, we should remind ourselves of God’s ultimate demonstration of His Love and concern for us, the cross upon which He died for our sins.

“Oh, how great are God’s riches and wisdom and knowledge! How impossible it is for us to understand his decisions and his ways!”