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Posted on Mon, Jan 16, 2006 11:27

HarleyGurl35 write:
Kinda funny...I figured you were thinking that. It wouldn't be like you not to.

It's nice to have ya'll to let the sadness out to. It always helps to get it out there and free up the insides.

Thank you, HG...And Amen to what you said about having ya'll to let the sadness out to. Great bunch of folks here to do that with don't you think? Yep...

  


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Posted on Mon, Jan 16, 2006 11:23

Kinda funny...I figured you were thinking that. It wouldn't be like you not to.

It's nice to have ya'll to let the sadness out to. It always helps to get it out there and free up the insides.

  


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Posted on Mon, Jan 16, 2006 10:45

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God is a very loving & forgiving God but yet why would He take my child...


You gotta remember though...she's not YOUR child. Just given to you on loan. And for your pleasure and enjoyment.

We're all HIS children, and just like any other parent, He knows when it's best to call the kids to come home.

It helps me, anyway.

Yep, HG, that I know...that my daughter is here only on loan & for me to love & enjoy while I can...& you know what? As I was writing this to Ponch, that was in my mind to write here but I missed writing it in. I kept writing & then deleting & writing & deleting because I was trying to word my words very carefully because I know Ponch is hurting right now & I wanted Ponch to know that my heart is hurting here with his loss...I'm glad you caught it though & wrote after me. Thank you...

  


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Posted on Mon, Jan 16, 2006 10:17

God is a very loving & forgiving God but yet why would He take my child...

You gotta remember though...she's not YOUR child. Just given to you on loan. And for your pleasure and enjoyment.

We're all HIS children, and just like any other parent, He knows when it's best to call the kids to come home.

It helps me, anyway.

  


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Posted on Mon, Jan 16, 2006 10:01

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I post this here because I now have a question Why? I am a very spiritual person I know that god sent his son to die for our sins and I believe that he does things for a reason and I am looking for the reason this morning. I lost my son @ about 1:30 am in an automobile accident he was killed instantly from what I've been told he was a good kid he was a member of the volunteer fire department and was up for rookie firefighter of the year and he wasn't even 21 years old yet his birthday will be on Feb. 1st. So why did he have to be taken he still had so much life to look forward to why?
I'm in need of comfort and I am looking for scripture that can help.
Thanks for reading.

Oh Ponch...I'm teary eyed here & my heart aches for you...My daughter just turned 21 in October & I can't imagine not having her here. I think one of my worst fears in life is if I would lose her & also she is my one & only child. For a parent to lose a child no matter what age is so heartbreaking because they have so much life ahead of them yet. And we wonder & ask God...why? Why...It just doesn't seem fair...God is a very loving & forgiving God but yet why would He take my child...Why do a lot of things happen that just don't make sense to us...& yet we're not to question. We are all His children & He loves each & every one of us so much. I feel that when someone is taken from this Earth, that God wanted & needed another Angel in Heaven...that thought comforts me somehow...You know what I just did? I just e-maled my brother who is a Pastor & asked him if he could suggest any scriptures for you to read to help you through this very sad & difficult time...Hugs to you Ponch

  


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Posted on Mon, Jan 16, 2006 10:00

Well, I wish I had answers, but way back in high school, I lost a dear friend, and at the service the minister made a statement that I will never forget. He said that people's lives are like the stars. Some shine brightly for many many years, and some streak across the sky in a flash of brilliance and then are quickly gone. It has brought me comfort over the years as I have lost friends and loved ones. I keep in mind the words of that minister, some lives are long and shine brightly for years, and some lives are seen but for a moment, but seem to leave us with quite a memory, and not to mention take our breath away as they flash before us. I hope those same words can help you in some way to deal with your loss.



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Posted on Mon, Jan 16, 2006 01:37

I post this here because I now have a question Why? I am a very spiritual person I know that god sent his son to die for our sins and I believe that he does things for a reason and I am looking for the reason this morning. I lost my son @ about 1:30 am in an automobile accident he was killed instantly from what I've been told he was a good kid he was a member of the volunteer fire department and was up for rookie firefighter of the year and he wasn't even 21 years old yet his birthday will be on Feb. 1st. So why did he have to be taken he still had so much life to look forward to why?
I'm in need of comfort and I am looking for scripture that can help.
Thanks for reading.



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Posted on Thu, Jan 12, 2006 19:02

greeneyes10 write:
thank you for your story. How i long to hear those words, "will you be my wife forever" but it doesn't look like that is God's plan for me right now. No, i am not going through a divorce but a breakup with someone I've been seeing for almost 9 years. The past few years have been on and off and this time I know it has to be off for keeps. You give me encouragement when you say that your relationship with God has strengthened. I pray that mine will be strengthened too. God bless y ou.

To Green eyes and harlygurl both, my story 4 what its worth. I used to pray daily that God not let my marriage take place if not a good thing. I was angry with God when it first went to pieces...iHAVE A LONG WAY TO GO but whatmy pain and struggles have done is made me a far better person(honest!) than I ever would hav been otherwise, God is all knowing, in His eyes it was a good thing! H eworks on a different timetable remember? its not the destination but the journey, an old cliche but very very true, luck to you both!



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Posted on Fri, Dec 30, 2005 20:49

Thanks for encouraging me to pick my bible up. It's been a few days too long.

I let it fall open, and it opened to a little discolored post-it note I had saved.

It says: "Will you be my wife...forever?"

My ex-husband handed it to me just before he surprised me with a ring.

That was 12 years ago...tonight.

Yeah, I teared up a little, but they were mostly good tears. I'm sad because my husband wasn't what I thought he was all those years, but I more happy because of the woman I've become over the past year and a half since the divorce, and because of the strength my relationship with God has gained.

So...with that:

1 Peter 3:1-2
"In the same way, you wives, be submissive to your own husbands so that even if any of them are disobedient to the word, they may be won, without a word by the behavior of their wives, as they observe your chaste and respectful behavior."

I forgot all about this little post-it note. Thank you for making me remember it.

  


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