I, too, would like to add my condolences, sympathy, and prayers to Faithfulelect and his son for the loss of their beloved.
I would like to give you a nugget that the Lord laid on me when my dad passed away and went home to heaven.
Responding to my plea to “help me!” the Lord Jesus clearly spoke to my spirit: “He (my dad) fought the battle and he won the victory!” When I heard those words, the pain in my spirit, chest, and head stopped. In fact, when we were at the funeral home, my aunt (my dad’s only sister), took me aside and privately told me “Mary, it’s ok if you want to cry.” I nodded at her ok, but I didn’t cry. I told my cousin Bobby (my aunt’s son), that it wouldn’t have mattered if I wanted to cry because there was a “shield” covering me preventing me from crying. He seemed to understand me and didn’t press me.
Days later I marveled at how I was able to get through the whole ordeal. It was my sister, who is also a born again Christian, who gave me this scripture: “Surely He has borne our griefs And carried our sorrows” (Isiah 53:4). It’s real, folks, but you have to ask him to “help you,” and He will.
Dear sister you said it all. I was and am still unable to weep entirely…ill start to break down and then BAM im comforted. I cant explain it. I want to weep though I want to as I tell my mother all the time but yet its as if the LORD won’t allow me to. I don’t know why.
I am at a different stage now as Matt warned me of and Nome told me to be ready to overcome and that is Survivor guilt. I am feeling (as the enemy is around me constantly now) that I brought this on us even on some of you who hurt with us.
TOGODBETHEGLORY dear sister you are my earthly rock now. You have got me through this horrible day. I sent her a few emails on LaMarzulli.wordpress.com site on my may 6th posting’s it was 2 days before my wife got put into the intensive care unit. She is at this very moment helping me pull through this.
I want to desperately thank LA and PEGGY MARZULLI for all their help and everyone’s donations! La is at the forefront of the battle. Pray for him always. He is the one in physical danger and it is always imminent with him. He gave us a place to come together and for some reason the Lord keeps me there. I know some of you follow many at a time but LA for some reason is the one GOD keeps me on. I know why, but that’s for me. I love you all.
I don’t know what else to say. I await his commands and HE has yet to tell me what to do. Pray for me guys and know that I pray for us all!
ps Nomemoleste I cannot forget you dear brother you were there on the phone for me many times and something about you grounds me and keeps me on track. Our online family is strong so it is being tested …and tested and when we think we have overcome the real test begins! I love you guys! Thank you for being there! TO the WHOLE Blog GOD BLESS YOU ALL and I LOVE YOU and I will be there, here or whatever if you need me!