For I consider that the sufferings of this present time are not worthy to be compared with the glory that is to be revealed to us. Romans 8:18
"Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of mercies and God of all comfort, who comforts us in all our affliction so that we will be able to comfort those who are in any affliction with the comfort with which we ourselves are comforted by God. For just as the sufferings of Christ are outs in abundance, so also our comfort is abundant through Christ." 2 Cor. 1: 3-5
He heals the brokenhearted and binds up their wounds. He counts the number of the stars; He gives names to all of them. Great is our Lord, and abundant in strength; His understanding is infinite. Psalms 147: 3-5
"Come to Me, all who are weary and heavy-laden, and I will give you rest. "Take My yoke upon you and learn from Me, for I am gentle and humble in heart, and you will find rest for your souls. "For My yoke is easy and My burden is light."
When my anxious thoughts multiply within me, Your consolations delight my soul. Psalms 94:19
In my distress I called upon the LORD; to my God I cried for help. From his temple he heard my voice, and my cry to him reached his ears. Psalms 18:6 (ESV)
Cast your burden on the LORD, and he will sustain you; he will never permit the
righteous to be shaken. Psalms 55:22
Weeping may tarry for the night, but joy comes with the morning. Psalms 30:5b (ESV)
And He has said to me, "My grace is sufficient for you, for power is perfected in weakness" Most gladly, therefore, I will rather boast about my weaknesses, so that the power of Christ may dwell in me. 2 Corinthians 12:9
Scripture quotations taken from the NASB." - unless noted
Trust in the LORD with all your heart and do not lean on your understanding. In all your ways acknowledge Him, and He will make your paths straight. Proverbs 3:5-6
These things I have spoken to you while I am still with you. But the Helper, the Holy Spirit, whom the Father will send in my name, He will teach you all things and bring to your remembrance all that I have said to you. Peace I leave with you; my peace I give to you. Not as the world gives do I give to you. Let not your hearts be troubled, neither let them be afraid. John 14: 25 - 27 (ESV)
The ONLY way I have gotten through Amanda's death (A Parent's Worst Nightmare) is through my personal relationship with God. He is my source of Hope and Comfort. If you do not know Jesus as your Lord and Savior, please click on our Finding God page. I do not know how anyone can survive losing a child without Jesus. If you are a Christian, I pray the Scriptures below will help you as much as they have helped me. His Word is a living, breathing, source of life.
The LORD is near to the brokenhearted and saves those who are crushed in spirit. Psalms 34:18
Blessed are the poor in spirit, for theirs is the kingdom of heaven. Blessed are those who mourn, for they shall be comforted. Matthew 5: 3&4