For Those Who Love and Therefore Grieve

Protect your heartsI’ve been praying a lot lately for a friend who has an openly homosexual sibling who’s recently proposed to and is planning to marry their partner. Bad Things The point of this series of posters is not to give commentary on my personal views of the homosexual lifestyle (although I will if you ask), Care for one another but to encourage all those who find their hearts aching
over some decision that a loved one has made. Pastor Prince Thomas Here are a few lessons I’ve learned from my own heartaches:Speaking the Truth to Your Friends

Be honest, but speak the truth in love (Ephesians 4:15).Love othersNever stop loving. Praying for one anotherKeep praying, and ask those who love you deeply to pray with and for you. Self examination Let God use your grief to cause you to search your own heart. Don't DoubtDon’t let the choices of others cause you to doubt or become discouraged.  The price of loveAccept freedom of choice as a God-given privilege because He loves us,
and accept grief as the price of loving those we believe have made choices that will ultimately bring them pain and unhappiness. God does this for each of us.Surrender to GodSurrender. Trust. Hope. Wait. Continue in prayer. Be still.

Be still, and know that I am God: I will be exalted among the heathen, I will be exalted in the earth. The Lord of hosts is with us; the God of Jacob is our refuge”   (Psalm 46:10-11).