The hardest question that I have been asked so far is, “Shawna how can I be happy when my mom died, my dad died and then my brother died. How can I be happy when I feel so alone?”
This has been a hard one for me to answer. I have seen some of the most horrific things! Forced to watch while life was being drained from kids that I had grown to love. read more And crazy as this sounds when my black lab was killed. I mourned for years. She was the one thing in this world that took care of me as a child. So yes, it’s hard probably one of the hardest things I have dealt with. Not because I didn’t know for a surety of where these kids went. I knew without a doubt that there was a heaven. I lived in Hell and our Father in Heaven testified to me on numerous accounts that he was there, and the pain and suffering was very temporary. That’s the key word temporary… it’s ok and expected that we will go through a mourning process and no one should feel bad about that.
What was hard, was being here on earth. Wanting to go where they were, in Heaven. Not understanding why, I had to stay here and not just go back home where rest, peace, happiness, and love had encircled me during my hardest trials. I longed to be there.
But here is what helped me. I have found that questions are best answered by asking more questions and seeking the truth out.
Why was I still here? Why are you still here? There are some of us who seem to magically live through life-threatening circumstances. And others who are taken from us in some freak accident. When I stopped to think, ponder, and pray for the answer to, “Why am I still here?” I found the answer. I am still needed here. You are still needed here.
Next thing to do is find out what you are needed for. Most assuredly you will find rather than what but, who is it that still needs you here? When you find your answers glistening off the tears in a needy neighbors’ eyes, or echoing in the sound of a child’s laughter, or my personal favorite…. When you see, hear, and feel hope radiating from someone that desperately needs to be understood and you are the one blessed enough to be there for them…. You are the one that understands their need because you yourself have felt it. At those moments when your question is answered. “Why am I still here?” At that time you know without a doubt why you are still here. When you feel the consuming warmth that floods over you at the truth only Heaven can provide. You will know without a doubt why you are still here. You will find happiness. When your soul is connected to the path Heaven has mapped out for you. When you understand your purpose I promise happiness comes.
To answer the question, “How can I be happy when I have lost my loved ones…” Find out the reason you are still here. I can most assuredly tell you, your answer lies within the need of someone else. As you go about your work you will feel it within your heart, the love and encouragement from your loved ones who are just beyond the veil. They are still all around you! They still love you! They still need you to do things they can no longer do. And you need them to do things you cannot do yet. We are in this together. Life does not end. great video on angels Mercy River Five-Minute Fireside on Angels
It’s a series of steps in the path of progression. For our own personal progression, it is essential that we step forward, find those that need us, get lost in service, and you will feel the pain and sorrow being replaced by peace and joy. This is not something you can do once and be fixed. It is an answer that can be implemented throughout your entire journey in this life. I still have ups and downs as you will too. But the downs go away, and the ups are more frequent. I promise as you lose yourself in the service of others, you will find your purpose, hope and happiness will replace your feelings of despair.
A friend of mine, Mat posted this on his blog last week. It’s so great and has answers to this question in it. If you get a minute to read it, you’ll love it.
https://praythrice.blogspot.com/2019/02/serve-others.html Another great article to read on this same subject.