When the Unexpected Strikes

A Bible verse that offers hope in times of loss

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When you experience loss or grief

In life, we have no way of knowing what the future holds; only God knows. So when the unexpected happens, we are thrown for a loop. Recently, a friend of mine was told that her mother’s cancer had come back and spread to other parts of her body. This news was shocking to her friends and family. Less than two weeks later, her mother went home to be with the Lord.

The unexpected events in life can leave us emotionally drained, or even worse, depressed. No matter how strong we feel spiritually and emotionally, the unexpected can, and will, knock us down.

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When I find myself dealing with the unexpected, I turn to Lamentations 3:20-23, “I will never forget this awful time, as I grieve over my loss. Yet I still dare to hope when I remember this: The faithful love of the Lord never ends! His mercies never cease. Great is his faithfulness; his mercies begin afresh each morning.” When the unexpected happens, God’s faithfulness will sustain us.

Often we experience God’s mercies in what may appear as small ways, but are much needed in these times. For example, a specific Scripture brings you hope or a friend says something that touches your heart. It’s in daily acts such as these that God’s mercy comes to us. What has gotten you through an unexpected event? Please share with us.

Lord, let me see and experience your mercies every day. 

Tags: Loss,Death,Hope
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