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My loved one has died and I can't accept it. Why have they gone? Can you help me?


Thank you so much for your spiritual enquiry. Please accept our sincere condolences regarding the recent loss of your loved one. We are so very sorry.

Your sorrow is both unique to you but also common to the whole of mankind. All of us will probably suffer this sadness at some point in our lives and one day, our own departure from this life shall cause that same pain in others who love us. In the middle of our lives, death surrounds us all. This is the human condition and you are not alone in this.

It is right that as you express your sorrow you meet with a medical practitioner who may be able to offer counselling or other treatment to help you. Also, you may find that spending time with other good company and doing other ordinary things of life, such as work and social activities, may help you in your circumstances.

For the Christian, though we rightly express the deep sorrow of our loss, we cannot express it with hopelessness.

But I do not want you to be ignorant, brethren, concerning those who have fallen asleep, lest you sorrow as others who have no hope. For if we believe that Jesus died and rose again, even so God will bring with Him those who sleep in Jesus. For this we say to you by the word of the Lord, that we who are alive and remain until the coming of the Lord will by no means precede those who are asleep. For the Lord Himself will descend from heaven with a shout, with the voice of an archangel, and with the trumpet of God. And the dead in Christ will rise first. Then we who are alive and remain shall be caught up together with them in the clouds to meet the Lord in the air. And thus we shall always be with the Lord. Therefore comfort one another with these words. (1 Thessalonians 4:13-18)

I am yearning to see others that have gone before and I know we shall meet one another with exultant joy. For those in Jesus, this is an expectant certainty.

May you too know this joy of 'the best which is yet to come'. May you also know the strength of His grace for all your coming days and may God our loving Father, comfort your heart, strengthen your hands and set you in your right mind to realise both His strength for the day and His hope for the future.

Here are some more Bible Verses for your further consideration:

  • Isaiah 41:10
  • Isaiah 51:11
  • Revelation 21:14

I hope this answer helps you to find peace with God through Jesus Christ. If you want to know more about what Jesus has done for you please watch the video on the main part of our site: Watch the video

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*Taken From The New King James Version of the Holy Bible unless stated otherwise

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