The Impossible Separation: A Funeral Message for Suicide
Ernest L. Easley
In times like these, we need an anchor to hold us in place and God has given us that anchor and His name is Jesus Christ.
Psalm 46.1, ''God is our refuge and strength, an ever present help in times of trouble.''
Isaiah 41.10, ''Fear not, for I am with you. Be not dismayed, for I am your God. I will strengthen you. Yes, I will help you, Yes, I will uphold you with My righteous right hand.''
Hebrews 13.5, ''I will never leave you nor forsake you.
Isaiah 26.3, ''You will keep him in perfect peace whose mind is stayed on you, because he trusts in you. Trust in the Lord forever, for the Lord is everlasting strength.''
And though we know the truth of God's assuring word, this is still a time of shock and sorrow. Shock in what has happened and Sorrow for the family and friends.
Whenever a person takes their own life, we're left not only to deal with the normal emotions that come when we lose a loved one, but we're also left with a lot of unanswered questions.
''Why did this happen?'' ''Were there any signals I should have seen?'' ''Did I offer the love and support that was needed?'' Could I have done anything to prevent this?''
May I say to you who are dealing with some lingering questions that there are no final answers to those kinds of questions. That's one thing that makes times like these so hard to endure.
As you struggle with this, weather you're a part of this family or a close friend, God has promised us that nothing can ever separate us from His loving care.
For just a few minutes, from Romans 8, I want to talk to you about ..
The Impossible Separation
35 Who shall separate us from the love of Christ? Shall tribulation, or distress, or persecution, or famine, or nakedness, or peril, or sword? 36 As it is written:'' For Your sake we are killed all day long;?We are accounted as sheep for the slaughter.''??37 Yet in all ...
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