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Proverbs 11:1-17

We have true hope. Over the past two months I've been walking with my mom through cancer and hospice. That journey ended this past week with my mom going to be with the Lord on Tuesday. So as I read Proverbs 11 verse 7, it practically jumped off the page at me. It says "When the wicked dies, his hope will perish." My mom lived for the Lord. She loved Him with all her heart. So when she found out that she had terminal cancer and just a few weeks to live, she wasn't shaken. She possessed the hope of eternal life that only a relationship with Jesus Christ can provide.

Would you take a few minutes today and think about the hope you have as a follower of Christ? This hope has been at the forefront for me over this past couple of months and it's made me realize what a privilege it is to be a part of the God's family. It's also given me the opportunity to share that hope with others. Tami W.

P.S. Thank you for praying for me and my family during this difficult time.

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Dear Tammy,
My heart goes out to you and your family in sorrow for your loss, yet I rejoyce in your mom's finally resting in the Lord's loving embrace. Thank you for sharing so much with all of us in ministry even though you only know most of us only from a few words on a page as well as in the spirit of the Lord. May the Father bless and uplift you and yours in the name of Jesus.
Allan

Tami,Thank you for sharing about your mothers hope in the lord.My wifes cousin is your sister-in-law,and over the past few years i have gotten to know your brother,{I went flying with him last month} You have a great family with a great hope in the lord.Im praying for you and your family during these times.

Dear Tami:

Our prayers are with you and your family in the loss of your mother.

Psalm 23
John 14:1-14

Sincerely in Christ,

Rev.Smallwood

Dear Tami,
Thank you for sharing, I Pray for you and your family. For Comfort during this time, and for the Joy of knowing that your mom is now with the Lord. Our Hope for our future would be to join her with the Lord. I also pray for the time and strength for you to do the special things required at this time. May God continue to Bless You and Keep You.
Jerry

Hi,
Somebody is in REAL pain right now and it's good that you are sharing.
One thing I've come to realize about God and it is that ALL things work together for GOOD to them that love the Lord and those called of him.

Grief usually takes a year--but some persons need more time. Take time out to feel your feelings and be true to yourself--others like myself will stand in the gap and pray you through.
Cheers mate!

Dear Tami, and Family.
I'm sorry to hear about the pain and sorrow you and your Family have to go through, at first through the time she was suffering from Cancer, and now finally she has gone to be with the Lord, witch is great news though. But still, I know that you'll miss Her very much. I will Pray for you and your Family, that the Lord will help you through this all. As you know that my Dad passed away in Feb 2/09. I do still miss Him everyday.
The good news is, that He is with the Lord as well. He gave His Life to Jesus just a few Days before He Died.
All it matters is, that HE IS WITH THE LORD.
I'm rejoicing with you that your Mom is with the Lord.
Press on, God is good, and He will help you.
Love in Christ Jesus

Dear Tammy,

Thank you so much for sharing your pain with us. I am grieved for you, but may the peace of the Lord which transcends all understanding rest on you over and over again- may it be very evident in you, especially in the days to come, and may your joy in knowing that your mommy is finally free singing and dancing with the Lord bringing him so much joy, become your strength, for God's joy is our strength! our hope!!! That is my hope. When I see all the scary things of this world like hunger, sickness, hatred, persecution, I find the Lord reminding me to be still and just know...for He alone is our real and only hope.

Sending prayers from my family to yours of goodness and mercy and all great things in Christ.

With much agape love,
Alex Q.
"Find rest, O my soul, in God alone; My hope comes from him. He alone is my rock and my salvation. He is my fortress, I will not be shaken. " Ps. 62:5-6

Dear Tami,
It's amazing that your and your mom's Love for the Lord sustained you both. That love you gave to your Mom and that love your mom gave to you.... It sustained you both in the way the Lord knew you both needed. I know this love will continue to hold you through the times ahead... just like the love the Father and Jesus shared...
Thanks for sharing with us, at such a tender time in your family.
In His LOVE,
Nancy

Tami, I know true comfort is found only in the love of our Father in heaven. But just as a person will often try to rub the hurt out of a bumped shin, so as a part of the body of Christ I want to reach out (at least with written words) and comfort another hurting part, you. There is joy in the assurance that your mom is safe in the arms of Jesus but it is not always easy to go on through life without her. I believe the Lord understands this and holds you too.

As Christians, we all have so much hope. No matter what happens in life, we can turn to the fact that Jesus will always be there for us, and we will be living with him in Heaven for all eternity after we die on this Earth.

Everytime I think about that, I also think, "Wow, that is huge--it is so awesome, so amazing, so great! How wonderful it is that God exists, he is a God who loves us, and that he gives us more than this life on Earth to live."

For those who are not Christians, they lack a relationship with God as well as the hope of eternity in Heaven with God. Until they come to know Christ, they will be ever searching to fill an emptiness inside, without the hope of Heaven that Christians have. We need to do our best to pray for them, and try to lead people to Jesus :)

Tami, I am very happy for your mom in the sense that she is in Heaven with God. At the same time, I would like to pray for you and your family over your mom leaving this Earth. God bless you

First of all, my condolences for the loss of your Mother in THIS life. Gladly, you'll see her again. That's the hope we have.

For myself, I take great joy in the hope that salvation brings me. My sinfulness cost me greatly in this life...career-probably gone, marriage-nearly ruined but struggling along, family-conflicted and hurt, (old)friends-distant or disconnected. But with salvation came a new life, a new peace, a new HOPE of eternity and forgiveness. We can't know what may come yet in this life, but we can be CERTAIN of what's coming in the next.

Dear Tami, Today is my first day joining the P4 BS. What a testimony you have with you walking your mom through cancer and hospice. Indeed, her hope is in the eternal life with Jesus Christ. My deepest condolences to you and your family for your loss. I listen to your cheerful voice every morning during the Back to the Bible program. It's nice to finally put a face to your voice. I'm so excited about this Bible Study. I hope to finally have a daily quiet time.

My deepest sympathy to you and your family. Thank you for being real and open about your loss and pain. I am amazed, and definetly it is to God`s glory, how He sustained through all this. You able to keep up with your tasks at Back to the Bible and your daily postings on the Power by 4 website, even though you had to be with your mother.God`s sustaining power is so evident through you and in your life. Tammi be always open to grieve and shed those tears, don`t hide them. I know though, some of those tears are tears of joy, because your mother is with the Lord. God Bless, HOPE

I prayed for you. :-)

I know exactly how you feel, Tami. I walked with my mom through the death of my step-father last year. I'm still her main emotional support. It's so necessary to have hope. I don't know what we would do without it. My step-father was a Christian as is my mom. Thank God we have hope in Him.

Dear Tami-

I am so sorry you have lost the presence of your Mother on this earth. I don't believe there is ever a time when we are ready to end that relationship we have with a loved one. What a joy it is, though, to know we will see that loved one again and in great health praising a perfect and holy God. I recently lost an Aunt who was closer to me than my mother. Though her absence grieves me, I have this image in my mind's eye of her with her lovely thick long hair hanging in curls, her head thrown back and hands raised high, proclaiming, "Holy, Holy, Holy, Lord God Almighty!" My Aunt, as your Mother, lost her battle with cancer, but I believe they gained a greater victory when they entered the presence of our Lord.

May God, in His love, fill the void the absence of your Mother has created. May He grant you great peace and comfort and give you wisdom and discernment as you deal with her affairs.

God Bless you.

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