This is the first episode in a series of seven, discussing our fears after the death of our child.
Fear brings torment, and as parents grieving the earthly loss of our child, it is easy to feel the full weight of that torment. But there is something much more powerful than our deepest fears; God’s love for us!
If we live in fear, it is because we doubt His perfect love, which is understandable because it is hard to reconcile in our minds how we can trust a God who says He loves us, and yet allowed this terrible thing to happen to our child and to us.
In this episode, Laura shares seven ways to help make a shift in how you see God in the midst of your fears, caused by the pain of the tragedy of the death of your child.
Pastor Lynn Breeden will be joining Laura for the following six episodes. Lynn lost her five-year-old son, Joel, to cancer over 30 years ago and has such a deep wealth of experience to draw on, along with so much compassion and love for those on this road behind her.
The specific fears Laura and Lynn will be discussing in the next few weeks are
- Being afraid no one will remember your child
- The fear and guilt of enjoying life without our child
- Afraid of having another child die
- The fear of grief triggers
- Being afraid that we are losing our minds or going crazy
- The tormenting fear of not knowing if my child is in heaven or not
We don’t have to live in fear, because God truly is with each one of us, and someday we will get to see the whole picture that we are very blinded to right now.
You can be set free from your fears.
- Jessica Lynn Sxerlong was born on July 9 and is forever 30
- Stephanie Waters was born on July 10 and is forever 21
- Everardo Martinez was born on July 11 and is forever 19
- Clifford Patrick Keenan Jr was born on July 11 and is forever 24
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The full song I Remember Well (which is the background song during the birthday segment) can be heard here.
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Grieving Parents Sharing Hope (GPS Hope) is here to walk with parents through the darkness of child-loss, guiding them to a place of hope, light and purpose. This is a safe place for anyone who has lost a child from this earth. There is no shame or judgement in where you are in this journey, including if you are struggling in your relationship with God or your faith has been completely shattered.
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