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When Will His Design Let Up?

Is it all in His Design right? Right or wrong it is designed by His hand.

Sometimes that plan hurts and causes us to ask “when will His Design Let Up?

When Will His Design Let Up?

I am not one to question the design of my heavenly Father. After spending too many of my younger years angry and doubtful. The pain, hurt, and death I experienced, I blamed God for it all. It was not until I was much older that I learned to keep my questions silent.

We look to our Father to lead us in times of pain and hurt. He provides comfort in knowing that he has us in the palm of his hand. Does that stop the pain? No. Do we no longer feel the pain? No.

However, having the faith and knowledge that those we have lost in this world await us celebrating in the next makes the hurt bearable. Being able to press in and know when it is our time we too might hear him say “well done.”

Our emotions over the space our loved ones left may get the best of us at times. We find ourselves crying uncontrollably for what appears to be no reason. Our hurt pours out across our cheeks. He reaches down gently from heaven. Places a hand on our shoulder wipes our tears away. “Rest easy my child; they are now with me.”

He will wipe every tear from their eyes, and there shall be no more death or mourning, wailing or pain, [for] the old order has passed away.” ~ Revelation 21:4 NABRE

I seek comfort in knowing my loved ones are no longer of this world.

He had raised them up out of the pain of living this life. Sitting on the right hand, their Savior has brought them home. No more pain, no more worry, anxiety, and sins washed away. They are born again in Christ and await me at the homecoming table.

We all look forward to the day we get to spend eternity with our friends and family that have gone before us. It makes the wait on earth difficult at times. It encourages us to know what awaits us in

Until that day I will try to love more than ever. Share my hopes and dreams with others. Treasure the moments we once felt were insignificant. Live a life serving one another in hopes that we too will be told ‘well done.’

God has a reason for allowing things to happen. We may never understand his wisdom. But we simply have to trust his will.

In our mourning comes healing. While I pray and remember those, I have recently lost in my life.

How can I pray for you today?

Please share your thoughts and intentions below or only say “unspoken” to be included. Together we can heal, lift each other in prayer and one day be alive again in him.

About Charles Johnston

Charles is a Christian, husband and father of fur-kids who shares his walk with others in hopes to help other's along the way.

3 Replies

  1. Candace Crosby

    There have been many experiences involving death that have been both good and bad, and joyful and painful, but all have left an impression in my life. God is always present, that is without question. He speaks to us continually in our thoughts and in “chance” encounters, whether by a long lost friend or a friend of a friend who knew and loved your deceased member and begins to share times they were lifted up and encouraged by that person, which then helps to ease your pain and give you insight into the “life hereafter”. The fear and dread that used to come upon me was lifted some 30 years ago, and I can honestly see the truth in the Gospel verse from 2nd Corinthians 5:4 “So while we are in this tent, we groan under our burdens, because we do not wish to be unclothed but clothed, so that our mortality may be swallowed up by life”. Our true life is not of this world, but in Heaven, to be with our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ!

  2. The death of loved ones really stinks because we miss them. But I agree, if they are in heaven, we will see them again one day. That’s what we have to hold on to.