A friend of mine once said that there’s never a right time to lose a loved one. And that is so true. They may have been old, suffered protracted illness or whatever, but their friends and relatives still wish for more time with them. However, sooner or later, the inevitable occurs.

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That is when the power of God’s mysterious workings kick in for those who trust Him. His grace brings comfort and peace. It keeps the sense of devastation and desolation at bay. Although grief is inescapable, He manages it in a controllable fashion and miraculously makes us stronger afterwards.

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If you’re still overwhelmed by sorrow over a bereavement, if you’re struggling to come to terms with what has happened, may the foregoing be your portion. May God comfort you with the comfort of His Spirit, may He speak to your heart as no one else can and give you peace, strength and hope. May He also do for you much more than the deceased could ever do in Jesus’ name.


Scriptural references:
John 14:18 (KJV)
I will not leave you comfortless: I will come to you.

Psalm 30:5 (KJV)
… weeping may endure for a night, but joy cometh in the morning.

Philippians 4:7 (KJV)
… the peace of God, which passeth all understanding, shall keep your hearts and minds through Christ Jesus.

Romans 15:13 (KJV)
Now the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace in believing, that ye may abound in hope, through the power of the Holy Ghost.

2 Corinthians 1:3-4 (KJV)
3. Blessed be God, even the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of mercies, and the God of all comfort; 4. Who comforteth us in all our tribulation, that we may be able to comfort them which are in any trouble, by the comfort wherewith we ourselves are comforted of God.

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  • chinyere Godwin

    I have suffered from a few things including loss of a loved one. I was angry at God at first…sometimes I blamed him but somehow….i don’t know how…I found the strength to let go. maybe Bcos of my commitment to the choir (cos I was in the choir…m still in the choir) so I enjoyed singing in church…I wouldn’t know cos I was quite young when it happened (talking abt the loss), but am glad it (whatever it was) took the pain away!!! God must have, through singing in the choir, healed my pain… and am grateful!

    • Edith Ohaja

      Thank you for sharing , my sister. Your testimony will surely encurage others. Remain blessed in Jesus’ name.

  • Cheryl M Burton

    You have some nice inspirational stories about our Lord Jesus Christ along with some unrelated to Christ stories. Your status in the community will not come into question, if you limit them only to the focus on worship of God and our savior Jesus Christ. You may be familiar with the writing of Apostle Paul at 1 Corinthians 10:5,21,22,16,17

  • Edith Ohaja

    Hi! I do long posts occasionally but mostly like to keep them short because a lot of readers are so busy. Some read in their offices, at school etc. You are blessed!

  • Edith Ohaja

    Cheryl, I write for a diverse audience and the aim of bringing in the stories you think are unrelated to Christ is to carry along those who are yet to fully see the light. But each of my posts are uplifting and are directly or indirectly pointing people to Christ. It is seed sowing, watered by prayer, believing that the Lord will bring a harvest in saving of souls; comfort, encouragement and strengthening for everyone, especially the saved. Thanks for stopping by and remain blessed!

  • Oweka Chioma Sandra

    The joy of the Lord is our strength

  • maduebo ifunanya blessing

    I love this piece

  • egbe ebere blessing

    God is always there for us

  • Amen…. Thank you so much ma’am for how you are touching people’s lives with your works n how you are giving hope to the hopeless… May the good lord always guide, protect n provide for you as you continue to do good… Thank’s ma’am….

    • Edith Ohaja

      Amen. Thank you very much, Jonas. The Lord is your strength and Comforter in Jesus’ name. He will grant you and your family the courage to bear your recent loss in Jesus’ name.

    • Onyeka Stanley

      We have all lost something dear to us. I remember when I lost my classmate, the nights after I heard of his death were terrible but seeking solace in God supersedes all.

  • Thank you ma; you have spoken to my heart. Bless you.

  • Victoria Nonike

    the scriptures tell us that the Lord will not give us a burden we cannot carry. After dusk comes the dawn, our heavenly Father will strengthen us and in his mercies, see us through whatever loss we experience.

  • Akabuike Chisom

    There is always this one time that someone so dear to us would be snatched away from us but God said ‘weeping may endure for a night, but joy cometh in the morning. He knows best whatever circumstances we might face, he knows why such things always happens. He is truly the owner and decider of our fate

  • Nwafor Uchechukwu Judith

    Ma thanks so much for having the interest of your friends at heart. At least with these , encouragement is assured for readers undergoing such breakdown

  • Kat

    When I lost my favorite uncle, I felt like there was no God. The pain and heartache ate away at me for so long. Couldn’t anyone see how I was hurting? ‘He didn’t deserve it, he was so so good’, I kept on thinking. He should’nt have left me so soon. It pains me even now. I hate thinking about it. I wish your post was available to me then, i know I sorely needed these encouraging words. God still comforts me in his own way and I know my uncle is in a better place so it doesn’t hurt as much now. I pray God comforts those who have lost loved ones and that he strengthens them every single day. Amen

  • Onyeka Stanley

    I remember when I lost my classmate, the nights after I heard of his death were terrible but then seeking solace in God supersedes all sorrows, worries and anxieties.

  • Nwosu Victoria

    i lost my father in the lord sometime last year, at first i was devastated and weary. but God somehow availed his grace to me. i was strengthened greatly and i was at peace afterwards. blessed are those who mourn for they shall be comforted. great post ma’am

  • Njoku Chineme

    It is difficult to cope after a loss. When you think about the fact that you will not see the person again, it becomes so heartbreaking. At this point, God helps us to be strong and gives us the ability to bear the loss and carry on with our lives. He gives us strength in our weakness and that’s why he is wonderful. Even if it takes a long time for us to move on, we finally get the courage to at the end of the day.

  • Onah Joy Chimdalu

    We find comfort in Christ. Thank you ma

  • Ejiofor Emmanuel

    It is so painful to lose a loved one. May God be our comfort in Jesus name… Amen

  • Anthony patience

    The power of God works in mysterious ways.
    The grace of God comforts the bereaved and brings peace to them.

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