The man and the glory, the Lord Jesus Christ is speaking your name this minute before God the Father. Isn’t that great? Well, yes, how do you know he’s speaking over me? Jesus said, “I know my sheep and I’m known of mine.”
It’s a mistake to think that Christians don’t have genuine sorrow when death and loss come. Being a Christian does not spare you from the hurts of life. Having Jesus in our sorrow sanctifies the grief so that the bitterness isn’t there.
God’s presence is more real as we experience trials in our lives. The Holy Spirit gives us joy in the middle of hard times. Someone will want to pattern their life after yours when they see what God is doing in your life.
Use your troubles and other people’s troubles as a springboard for prevailing prayer. I am certain that God allows us to get under some pressures in order that we might seek Him and get to know Him better.