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Overcoming Loss

Are you going through the pain of a loss? Maybe you've recently lost a loved one, suffered the break-up of a relationship, lost a job, or forced to give up your home. This group is for YOU.

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Loss of my son

Started by Charlotte Francis West. Last reply by Jeanette Sue Mitchell Jun 19, 2015. 3 Replies

I lost my 25 year old son March the 7th he had a virus we all did but he didn't get better the night before he died I came home and found him passed out with a bottle of Vodka we argued this was not…Continue

R.I.P. Mama

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Afterlife

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Pluralities linear transfer and transition to the blood and body of Christ which is eternally expanding resurrecting light revealing the mysteries of life confessing the secrets of the unknown.

When does it stop hurting so much?

Started by Christine Siqueiros. Last reply by Elizabeth (Beth) Ann Abel Mar 30, 2014. 1 Reply

My oldest son took his own life 5 months ago.He was 31 years old. I'm still struggling with his decision to end his life. He has 3 children that he loved with all his heart and he was a wonderful…Continue

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Comment by Christopher Lee Burleson on November 23, 2011 at 2:20am

Wally,

Thank you for sharing your story.  It is unbelievable what kind of things can happen in this fallen world, but it is amazing to see how God is helping you and your family through it.  Thank you for your inspiration to draw closer to God in times like that rather than push Him away. 

Comment by Wally Long on November 22, 2011 at 1:01am

Here is a link to the follow-up story that was done about our family and how God is bringing about healing from a great tragedy.  I hope you are blessed by it. http://www.9news.com/news/local/article/231238/222/Siblings-of-Burl...

Comment by amy on October 25, 2011 at 11:13am
  1. Thank you for your encouragement.  I know God understands everything about me.  He knows my every thought before I know it myself.  So I might as well talk to him about how I am truly feeling.  Then that's where the healing begins.  To talk to my heavenly father.  I know that no matter why it happened I do know that God is working everything out for my good.  Because he say so in his word.  I am truly encourage from hearing others going through the same situations and knowing you can relate.  Deep down I knew that my faith was being tested but I was stuck on why me at the time and not this one or that one over there.  But, that doesn't do any good.  I know that we live in a fallen world and God is in control. 
Comment by Wally Long on October 25, 2011 at 8:58am

Amy,

I'm so sorry for your loss.  And for us who believe in life at conception it is indeed a loss no less than another loved one dying.  My wife and I have 6 children but she has had 3 miss-carriages.  One was a bad pregnancy and the other two were due to problems in her body.  She eventually had a hysterectomy.  You should probably be checked to see if there are problems in your body.

 

You will grieve over the loss and that is perfectly normal.  I also believe God understands when we ask "why".  He may not always answer us but He does understand that in our frailty we want to know why.  

 

Do not waste time trying to figure out whether it was the enemy or God himself.  In the end it is still a test from God.  A test of your faith, of your love for Him....  During the test He intends for you to grow stronger in your faith and be drawn closer to Him.

The pain will heal and lessen over time like any loss would.  Keep your eyes on the Lord and grow in Him.  Learn of His love and comfort.  God bless!

Comment by amy on October 16, 2011 at 3:00pm
Hi, I have recently lost a baby due to miscarriage.  This will be my 4th miscarriage in my life.  I do have two beautiful children that I am very thankful to have.  But, I am very heart broken about this loss  I have not lost m faith because I love god and I know he loves me.  But, it would help to talk to others who have had this happen too.  I do wonder okay why does this happen.  I would have rather not be pregnant if this would happen. 
We were so happy to be pregnant again but scared.  Why do you think this happens besides their being something wrong with the baby.  Could it be the enemy or god?  I probably don't need to know why but my mind wonders to this.
Comment by Christopher Lee Burleson on September 15, 2011 at 10:12pm
I recently just graduated from college to fulfill my dream of becoming an officer in the United States Marine Corps.  The day of my graduation was supposed to be one of the happiest days of my life...but it wasn't.  Shortly before that, the relationship between the person I truly love and myself ended.  Little did I know at the time, that if I had just kept my head on my shoulders, everything would have been alright.  The pain of losing her was so intense.  I had just bought an engagement ring when it all ended.  I thought I had lost her for good.  My pain caused me to look away from God, and make irrational decisions.  I made decisions that further pushed her away from me.  If I had just left it at that, we probably would be slowly working things out right now, but no...I made an even worse decision.  I can't at all tell you why I did what I did, but I did it.  It's not like me to do what I did.  I wasn't thinking clearly whatsoever.  Because of that one decision, she says she no longer loves me.  I still love her with everything I am.  I wish I had seen that my actions weren't backing up what I was feeling in my heart.  I try to look at everything that happened in a positive light.  I definitely learned a lot of lessons.  I am using what I realized to better myself as a person, and as a follower of Christ.  I'm doing it b/c I believe God is telling me to look at these things and work on certain areas in my life so that I can be the man he intended for me to be.  I just hope and pray that it isn't over between me and her.  I have never felt this way about another person before, and I know that it could last an eternity if God would allow it.  I hope one day she can truly forgive me for what I did.  I will never be that person again...the person that did those things.  I hope and pray there is enough left inside of her to one day give me another chance.  For the past 4 months it's just been so hard on me...and I know b/c of that our friendship isn't the best.  I pray that God has his hands on the both of us, and I pray that it's not too late.  Please keep me and Allison in your prayers.  Thank you so much.
Comment by Sarah on August 8, 2011 at 12:05am
I have loved someone harder and stronger and faster and deeper then I have ever loved before and have been more hurt by that person then anyone has ever hurt me before.
Comment by Uwe Betzing on April 12, 2011 at 11:42pm

I had a 10:00am Case conference meeting at our provincial law courts today. It was supposed to be an informal meeting with a judge to determine where we stand in our divorce proceedings. I didn't want this to go to court since I believed I should be obedient to 1. Corinthians 6 and rather be taken advantage of than to fight anything before a worldly court. I conformed to all my wife's wishes with my lawyer present. Since we were in agreement the opposing lawyer made the motion to move straight to a divorce. I was totally taken by surprise - what was supposed to be just a preliminary hearing ended up being my last day of marriage. We got a divorce three days before our 22nd anniversary. I am devastated and so heartbroken about this. I still love this women with all my heart and I really hoped the Lord would touch her heart and change her mind. It's been five years since she told me that she doesn't love me anymore and it still hurts just as much today. I really don't know how to move forward from here, we have four children together and both being believers I didn't think that divorce was even possible. How am I supposed to live with this constant pain? I know that all things work together for the good of those who love him - it's just really hard to see any good in this right now. But I know he loves me and he's carried me this far. He is my hope and salvation. Please pray that I would not waver in my faith and that I would continue to place my trust in him!

Comment by Rita Criswell on March 31, 2011 at 7:01pm
We showed up at court at 9:30 and was walking out of the court at 9:50 am. It took all of 5 minutes to end 17 years. It is sad and bittersweet. I am just waiting to see what God has in Store me now. Just started a small group bible study "One Month to Live" by Kerry and Chris Shook. God is already answering prayers through it. Thank you all for your kind words and prayers. Your sister in Christ Rita
Comment by Lisa Wilson on March 31, 2011 at 6:13pm
Rita, I have been where you are.  We were married for 21 years and have 3 beautiful kids. Two years ago, my husband decided he was no longer happy, and immediately filed for divorce.  I cried, begged, prayed, did everything I could to try and save my marriage, but he wanted no part of it. Not long after the divorce was final, he was married to a family friend.  That broke my heart.  It is not a loss that you will get over tomorrow.  I am two years into the healing, and it still hurts everyday. But I serve a God who holds my life and my future in His hands, and He has brought me so much joy, peace, and healing. I am taking care of things that I never thought I could.  Please dont' give up. Consume every free minute of your day with reading God's word and reading encouraging books. I can give you names of some. Let people around you help you. I tried to shut everyone out and that was a mistake.  I am praying for you. Trust God, listen to His voice, and follow Him....you will make it.
 

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