Why did God take you?

I can still hear her laughter in my mind,
And feel her gentle touch upon my cheek,
The memories of her love, so warm and kind,
Are treasures that I’ll always try to keep.

But now she’s gone, and I am left alone,
To face this world without her by my side,
My heart aches for the comfort she had shown,
And all the love she never tried to hide.

I know that she is gone, but still I pray,
That somehow she can see me from above,
And guide me through each and every day,
With her unending grace and boundless love.

For though I miss her more than words can say,
I know that she’s forever in my heart,
And though she’s gone, she’ll never fade away,
For love like hers can never truly part.

So I’ll keep on living, though my heart may break,
And hold her memory close to me each day,
For though she’s gone, her love will never fade,
And in my heart, she’ll always find her way.

As an adult son who has lost his dear mother to cancer, I find myself grappling with many questions about why God did not heal her and why God took her from me so soon. It’s natural to seek answers in times of great loss, and for me, turning to the Bible has been a source of comfort and guidance.

Firstly, I must acknowledge that as humans, we cannot always understand God’s ways. Isaiah 55:8-9 says, “For my thoughts are not your thoughts, neither are your ways my ways,” declares the Lord. “As the heavens are higher than the earth, so are my ways higher than your ways and my thoughts than your thoughts.” This passage reminds me that God’s ways are beyond my understanding, and sometimes, I simply have to trust in His plan.

In the book of Job, we see a man who suffered greatly and questioned God’s plan. Job lost his children, his wealth, and his health, yet he never cursed God. Instead, he said, “Naked I came from my mother’s womb, and naked I will depart. The Lord gave and the Lord has taken away; may the name of the Lord be praised” (Job 1:21). Job’s words remind me that even in the midst of great suffering, I can trust in God’s sovereignty and goodness.

We must also remember that death is not the end for believers. In John 11:25-26, Jesus tells Martha, “I am the resurrection and the life. The one who believes in me will live, even though they die; and whoever lives by believing in me will never die.” This promise gives me hope that death is not the end, and I will one day be reunited with my loved ones who have passed away.

It’s important to acknowledge the pain of grief and loss, and to allow ourselves to grieve. Ecclesiastes 3:1-4 says, “There is a time for everything, and a season for every activity under the heavens: a time to be born and a time to die, a time to plant and a time to uproot, a time to kill and a time to heal, a time to tear down and a time to build, a time to weep and a time to laugh, a time to mourn and a time to dance.” This passage reminds me that grieving is a natural part of life, and I must allow myself to experience it fully.

In the midst of my grief, I have also found comfort in the knowledge that my mother is now in the presence of God. 2 Corinthians 5:8 says, “We are confident, I say, and would prefer to be away from the body and at home with the Lord.” Though I miss her terribly, I find peace in knowing that she is now free from pain and suffering, and is with her heavenly Father.

I cannot answer why God did not heal my mother or why He took her from me so soon. But I do know that God is good, and His ways are beyond my understanding. I trust that He has a plan for my life, even in the midst of great loss. And I hold onto the promise that one day, I will be reunited with my mother in heaven.

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One response to “Why did God take you?”

  1. Sorrows of the heart can run deep, Holy Spirit please bring comfort and peace.

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