Death hurts - yes it does

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September 2016, February 2020, April 2020 and February 2021 Four of my family members died. Not of covid or any other "common disease". The first died from Leukemia - two years after they moved to the bomb ridden Las Vegas area - the radio activity did her in. I ended up in the hospital with "broken heart syndrome". Yes that is a real health issue! (I had had a heart attack myself back in April of that year too).

The two in 2020 were only a couple months apart. Everyone took those hard. But the worse was the last one... that could have been avoided.

She was speeding and hit an electric pole. She and her friend were killed instantly.

It doesn't matter whose fault or the how it happened's.... only that it did. Death hurts. It doesn't matter who you are or where you live. It affects us all in some way or another.

What keeps me going is what God tells us in His word. We will see them again. They are only sleeping.

1 Corinthians 15:51 - 54 Behold, I shew you a mystery; We shall not all sleep, but we shall all be changed, In a moment, in the twinkling of an eye, at the last trump: for the trumpet shall sound, and the dead shall be raised incorruptible, and we shall be changed. For this corruptible must put on incorruption, and this mortal must put on immortality. So when this corruptible shall have put on incorruption, and this mortal shall have put on immortality, then shall be brought to pass the saying that is written, Death is swallowed up in victory.

1 Thessalonians 4:13 But I would not have you to be ignorant, brethren, concerning them which are asleep, that ye sorrow not, even as others which have no hope.

Just thought I'd share. I pray for all of you who have lost a loved one. Be at peace as they are (asleep) and will awaken at His coming. :D
 

2ndTimothyGroup

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We are like life within a shell. We are like seeds. We are alive and within our shell, but in order for us to Truly live and bloom a supernatural life, is that we must die.

We are resurrected by Water, and because of that water and the rich Nutrients of the Soil of God, we are raised from the dead . . . and True Life begins.

As I began to read the Bible in a timeline, chronological order, and began to realize that the Bible has an actual storyline, I realized that God views death much differently than we humans do. How could the Lord view our deaths as horrible, ugly things, if it is that death that we must pass through so as to gain His Glory?

I am very sorry for the incredible amount of loss in such a short period of time. There are no greater losses in this life than the loss of those whom we Love.
 

Lynx

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Yeah, we try to rationalize it but death still sucks rotten eggs.

"It's the Circle of Life!"
"It's the Natural Order of Things."
Some even try to say it's God's plan for everything, that everything should die and new life be born from the materials.

Death is NOT part of the natural order. The world God made didn't have death in it until we broke it with sin. Death still totally sucks.
 

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Some even try to say it's God's plan for everything, that everything should die and new life be born from the materials.
My Bibles, all of them, say that God has an "Eternal Plan." - Eternal means that the order of things had been established before the Creation of the world.

Ephesians 3:10-11 NLT - "God's purpose in all this was to use the church to display his wisdom in its rich variety to all the unseen rulers and authorities in the heavenly places. 11 This was his eternal plan, which he carried out through Christ Jesus our Lord."
 

Lynx

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He has a plan, but death was not supposed to be part of the world He designed. His plan will put an end to death.

In the meantime death still sucks. But it was what WE caused. "The wages of sin is..."
 
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I agree with all of this... to a point. I can't explain it here because of the diverse opinions and thoughts. That said, I'll keep mine to myself. Thank you. Death SUX! PERIOD! My husband died 4 times almost 6 1/2 years ago. He was riding his bicycle to the corner store 1 1/2 blocks away. On his way back (he never made it into the store but turned around to come home cuz he wasn't feeling well), he died - his bicycle fell with him on it. He never knew it. He doesn't know how long he was there, but God woke him up and helped him to the curb where he was able to call me. We (a neighbor and I) called 911. when they came, they took him to the VA hospital. He had died twice on the way there! Then while he was on the table in the OR, he died again. but this time God got him up and out. he was there for 5 days. the doctor told me he had died (and they revived him) 5 times total. The doctor was the chief heart surgeon for the state of Michigan. He happened to be on duty that day. God's timing is impeccable. Ecclesiastes 9:5 is correct - the living know they will die, but the dead know nothing. That's exactly the way it is. If Yeshua had not come, we would stay that way.

Death still sux! Yeshua came to safe us from it.
 

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?? so your husband died 4 times and came back to life...is he still alive? wow
Or was he just unconcious....in any case...God knows when the time for us to go is and not a moment sooner.

I think when you arent prepared its hurts harder. Jesus did know he was going to die and told all his disciples about it. His death was extremely painful (public crucifixtion no less! )but he knew that he had to die, and had faith that He would rise again because thats what His Father did.

I think as believers we know our destiny so it helps us face death and takes away the sting.

Of course you cant always tell everyone else 'Im going to die tomorrow' but each day could be our last so thats why we do as much good as we can while we still have breath in our bodies.
 

Lanolin

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avoiding death

well. I dont know if we can, in a sense cheat death by playing it safe but certainly you do live longer (or take longer) if you dont rush at things headlong. some people do treat life as a race that they want to finish first so they get it over and done with quickly!

The Bible does say if we honor our mother and father we can live a long life.

I dont know if its exactly true but it does seem that offspring of divorced or separated parents dont live as long as those of married parents.

many animals and plants have short lifespans so we can see them over several lifetimes and generations, But then there are trees that live for thousands of years, and tortoise and some parrots can live for 100 years or more.

Because of sin entering the world its subject to decay, death is never easy when it happens (and what to do with the bodies?) but if we bury the dead or lay them to rest that is honoring them I guess and letting them go. It is like sleeping for those that have the spirit in their bones. They will rise again one day.