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A Time To Mourn, And A Time To Move On

“A time to weep, and a time to laugh; A time to mourn, and a time to dance” (Ecc. 3:4).

I heard this testimony about a lady who was happily married and had three children. They went on a family trip and she was driving their mini-van. She fell asleep at the wheel and the van went out of control. It threw out her husband and their middle child, and they died. It was devastating.  Due to the loss and guilt, she nearly lost her mind. She was dealing with grief and guilt, and it was almost more than she could bear, but she gave herself to the Lord and His word. Most people will think you can’t get over something like that. Maybe you shouldn’t get over something like that. You might think that it’s appropriate for anyone who does something as terrible as this to bear that scar for the rest of their life. And that’s where many people are. You can’t talk them out of it. That’s their decision. But I don’t believe that long term chronic grieve is God’s will for His people. Jesus wants to set you free.

This lady gave herself to the Lord, she prayed, she went to Bible school, and got into God’s word. Four years after that accident, she got married to a new husband and God set her free. Her new husband testified that she’s one of the happiest people he has ever met. If this woman could get over that, then you and I can get over ours. That’s what her testimony does. You may have lived a mild life compared to her, but we all have disappointments and regrets. You may be saying, if you go through what I have been through, you will understand. But the Bible says there’s no temptation taken you, such as is common to man. People might say mine is special. I tell you, very few people have gone through what this lady had to deal with. But she overcame the situation, and once her testimony is shared, people begin to realise that what happened to her is worse than what’s happening to them. If this woman could get over her situation, move on with her life and be happy, then we can all get over ours and move on too.

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- by Evangelist Paul Acquah

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