“Holy Ground”

                      “Holy Ground”

I realize I have done a lot of writing on people I have lost this year. I have received comments such as: I can see you have a very special place in the kingdom to console those who have lost babies.
Marie – as others have said, I do agree that you have shared deeply from your heart. In the Scriptures you posted, you have led each of us to the One who understands most deeply the losses and sufferings we go through. He paved the way – suffering as He did – to show us that we can bring any experience and the feelings that accompany it to Him and his Strength is there to hold us up. Grief and loss are weakening.
I can look back on times of great trauma and loss and realize how it was his Presence with me that carried me through. see the One helping us and holding us close as we persevere. Beautiful posting – you give us much to ponder.

Grief is such a difficult thing. I learned long ago that we can’t escape it. It reaches each of us in one way or another during our lives. I find comfort in my pain in the loving arms of my Savior Jesus. I can’t even imagine going through it alone… where our strength comes from.

I was so honored when someone compared my post to Jesus’ example in His own suffering
I am so happy when I am able to use words that encourage death’s view to be the place where grief, pain, anguish and suffering are no more. For those are promises in the Holy Scriptures for us to hang tightly to.
Satan may roar; but my defender is the Lion of Judah and He will fight for me… I need only be still.
The LORD will fight for you, and you have only to keep still.’
Exodus 14:14New (NRSVACE)

He said to them, ‘Come away to a deserted place all by yourselves and rest a while.’ For many were coming and going, and they had no leisure even to eat. Mark 6:31 (NRSVACE)

I have dealt with the loss of losing Loved one’s from a very early age and many are the times when I have felt alienated, like why I ask Jesus do other people act that way or treat me like it is some kind of a disease I am able to control the outcome of?
Some years ago my mother and I were on a women’s retreat team for our parish and the afternoon after a woman signed herself and her mother in-law up to participate her husband was shot and killed I kept getting her mother in-law’s name in our team meeting’s as my person to personally pray for.
During the retreat weekend we were somehow partnered together for attending the weekend Mass.
We were in the back waiting for the priest to come and pray with us before we assembled into the sanctuary. She looked at me and said this is the last place I seen my son before his funeral Mass (Holy ground) I was able to deeply connect with her on many levels throughout that retreat weekend and completely understand when you are never going to see your precious loved one again until eternity.
I was honored, humbled and privileged to Thank my precious Lord Jesus that He was able to use my grief to be a gift for His Holy Glory.
We do not always need to know all the ways we just need to lift our prayers and hearts to the Holy Spirit and allow Him the dominion in our lives to turn our prayers and griefs into Spiritual growth and Glory! Amen.
Thank You Lord Jesus Christ for allowing us the opportunity to be Yours in the ways that serve Your kingdom on Earth as it is in heaven.

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About Marie Bride: Avid reader and lover of books from the time I learned my prayers at age three. Passionately in love with the Lover of my soul Lord Jesus our King of Glory! Child of the Heavenly Father, daughter, sister, niece, cousin, aunt, great aunt and godmother. Past choir and hand bell member, wife, Catechist teacher, Religious formation teacher, Eucharistic Minister, Christ Renews His Parish participant and team member, high-end retail sales representative, financial advisor and numerous other events and activities.

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18 responses to ““Holy Ground”

  1. I have yet to completely understand God’s purposes for my pain, grief and struggles. But I do know God. I know who he is, how He loves and that no matter how things may look to me, he is holding it all in the palm of his hand. Life certainly is a challenge, but with his strength we take each step and sometimes link arms with another that is a kindred in those struggles. We walk with each other, pray with each other and in that process often discover that we are not so alone after all. Its a beautiful thing, this sharing. It helps us to connect with humankind on a much deeper level, sharing relationship and life which is what the Lord wants for us. We complete that triangle of love when we invite another to be a part of our relationship with God. Praying, helping, supporting and simply walking alongside
    I know she was blessed by your prayers and strenght Marie. ❤

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  2. Yes Lisa,
    Our God call’s us to walk together on our journey with our Lord Jesus!
    Sometimes we carry one another’s burdens and sometimes we are even Blessed to share in the gifts of Joy He showers upon us!
    May He shower us with His ❤ Love and Joy as we begin our journey in 2018!
    Thank you Lisa for Blessing me with this awesome comment!

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  3. You were at the right time at the right place to share the comfort and love of Jesus. That’s where we all want to be. That’s why we’re still here on earth. Blessings on your walk today.

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    • Thank You welcomeheart,
      For your kindness in reading and commenting!
      Amen.
      And Yes,truly and indeed it is such a comfort, privilege and honor to share the Love of our Lord Jesus! Especially when others recognize that is our Lord in our mist working through our hearts desire.
      May Jesus shower you with Blessings from above!

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  4. Thank you Marie Bride for these powerful and encouraging words of faith. It wasn’t by accident that I logged on to fb after being away for a couple of months. You see, I lost a loved one recently and have been praying and asking God all these questions that I didn’t know the answers to and trying my best to explain them to my 8 year old neice who lost her daddy and still trying not to break down into depression once more. But, I didn’t have the answers and I just prayed and trusted God that He had a better plan. These past 3 weeks have brought me down and I didn’t know who to talk to but God! And that’s all I really needed, was to “talk too and trust GOD”. I still don’t have all the answers but I THANK GOD that He’s been there to comfort my niece and be her comforter, as He Is mine. I know that His plans are good and we know that He loves us. Thanks again Marie. God bless 💖

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    • Lydia,
      It is such a challenge and I try to understand also a Blessing to attempt to comfort and share God’s Love and ways with others even with our limited attempts to understand Him ourselves?
      I know God is guiding and showering His Love on you and yours!

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  5. He comforts us in our troubles so that we can comfort others… I pray for God to multiply Hope through your sensitivity and tenderness to others who grieve.

    — Your friend,

    Gina

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  6. Hi Marie,

    I definitely don’t know how I would have got through many parts of my life without the love, comfort, and grace of my Heavenly Father. Life can be so tuff at times, but I try to remember that there are always those who are worse off. I don’t like losing the people I love, so thank God it is only for a little while.
    I attended two funerals this past week and I became so distressed, that from now on I’m just going to call them farewells. Afterall, we know we will be with our loved ones again one day. I know first hand how painful these things are, but not because these beautiful people are gone, but rather because we are left behind.

    May God’s grace always bless you.
    Josephine xo

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  7. Beautiful words, Marie. My father died unexpectedly a little over 2 years ago. I know that I could not have gotten through that horrible time without Christ, my Savior. I fully trust and rely on Him. Everything is so uncertain, but God’s love is guaranteed! Praise Him!

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    • Jennifer,
      It is such a privilege to cling to our Lord in the mist of our grief.
      To trust and rely on Him as the Holy Scriptures proclaim!
      Praise Him in the mist of our uncertainty.
      May His Love and Peace abide with you!
      Thank You for sharing a comment with us!

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  8. Beautiful, Marie… Thank you for sharing your heart. One of my favorite verses is Exodus 14:14- The Lord fights our battles; we just need to keep calm! His way are so much Higher then our ways…. we may not understand but we can go to the One Who gives us His peace that surpasses all understanding. He is so good and faithful!

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    • Yes Deborah,
      The Lord our God is an Awesome God indeed!
      But that keeping calm part is not always so easy.
      And I forever try to cling to the calm that God gives us the Peace that surpasses all human understanding!
      Peace and the Love of our Lord be showered upon you this month of April, Thank You for reading and commenting!

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  9. I’m grateful God is in control of everything because I’d be completely miserable. Praying to Him and for others helps me keep going day by day. Just knowing someone is praying for me lifts my spirits.

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