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Worried About Loved Ones Dying

I'm 22 years old, born again Christian and a mommy to a new baby. My question is why am I afraid of death? Mostly I have been tormenting myself thinking about the day that my loved ones die, and thinking I may never see them again, I need help, I need prayer. What do I do to reasure myself of God's love?

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 ---Cristina on 12/18/09
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God knows our emotions but we can't save someone even our love ones. It is only at this time we have love to our families...but when we die and have a new life its different thing. Rev 21:4 And God shall wipe away all tears from their eyes, and there shall be no more death, neither sorrow, nor crying, neither shall there be any more pain: for the former things are passed away.

Job 20:7-9 God description of the Lost, Yet he shall perish for ever like his own dung: they which have seen him shall say, Where is he?He shall fly away as a dream, and shall not be found: yea, he shall be chased away as a vision of the night. The eye also which saw him shall see him no more, neither shall his place any more behold him.
---sally on 12/23/09

1 John 1:9 always make me feel better.

Faithful, meaning you can count on God doing it
Just, meaning God is right for doing it

If you're receiving thoughts of your family dying without Christ its not coming from God. God wouldnt torment you like that. His burden is light.

And remember that "Love hopes in all things"
What if your entire family is to be saved?

The devil is tormenting you with the idea they may not got saved in an attempt to turn your heart against God. Just remember God loves them more than even YOU do. He is not willing that any of them should perish.
---JackB on 12/23/09

What you should really fear is GOD. The fear of God will give you wisdom and freedom from all other earthly fears. Pray for the grace of God to be added unto you so that your thoughts, utterances & action will conform more & more to God's will and instructions, in Jesus' name.
---Adetunji on 12/22/09

While you allow your thoughts to fear death and grief, you are missing the goodness of God to bless you with time to spend with your loved ones. You must control your thoughts and not ruminate on death. Get into the Word, praise God for all He has given you. Seize positive experiences with loved ones. You must begin to think about life and pray for God to heal you of your fear of isolation. We all do deal with death of loved ones, but to focus on it when there is no imminent cause, is obsessive. Seek good Christian counseling. May His peace be in you.
---jody on 12/19/09

Hi Christina! A favorite anti-anxiety scripture is Psalm 91. Meditating on it will keep your mind focused on Him when these thoughts arise. The fear you are experiencing is a result of allowing your thoughts to run rampant. These thoughts have been influenced by the world (news, society, etc.) and are leading your mind, instead of your mind leading them. Take control by, first, recognizing that they aren't real and, second, realizing that you have the power to control your thoughts. Bring your thoughts back into subjection by placing your mind solely on Him, taking a moment to breathe deeply and realize that He is God. Other scriptures to meditate on and affirm when this feeling arises are Isaiah 26:3, psalm 46:10(a) and 2 Cor 10:3-5.
---AlwaysOn on 12/19/09

Well, Cristina . . . congratulations on your new baby (o: So now you might be able to get to know your mother better, by having a baby yourself so you can appreciate how she was caring and dealing with responsibility while bringing you up (o: But, better yet, we can feel for Jesus, by loving like He did > Jesus defeated death > "that through death He might destroy him who had the power of death, that is, the devil, and release those who through fear of death were all their lifetime subject to bondage." (in Hebrews 2:14-15) If we allow fear of death to keep us in fear, are we really alive, then? We're fearing the loss of what we don't really have. Love is stronger than fear (1 John 4:18). Trust God for this.
---Bill_bila5659 on 12/18/09

My immediate reaction to your words is that if you have a new baby, you are probably suffering from a form of post-partum depression.

If you really need help with your psychological mood, please see your doctor. You're not the first woman to suffer from there, there is help available.
---Cluny on 12/18/09

You ask,"What do I do to reasure myself of God's love?" And the answer to this question can be summed up in two words
THE BIBLE. Wrap yourself up with what the Bible says. Read John, read it slow, read it again and remember it was written just for you.

So touched am I by your question that I'm having trouble controlling my emotions in fact I am crying. Please be aware that God deeply deeply loves you!!!!!!!
---mima on 12/18/09

You are afraid of death because you do not know if you have eternal life or not OR you know you have eternal life through Jesus, but don't know what it's like in heaven.

Get a copy of Jesse Duplantis DVD called "Close Encounters of the God Kind" and listen to both DVD's. It's his testimony of what heaven is like, what Jesus is like, what goes on in heaven, etc.,

Most folks that Jesus has allowed to go up and visit heaven say that they don't want to come back to earth.

There's nothing to fear but fear itself. Fear is false evidence appearing real. The devil does that. Take every thought captive.
---Donna on 12/18/09

-- Cristina :

Sister, Except a corn of Wheat fall into the ground and die, it abideth alone, but if it die, it bringeth forth much fruit.

You're afraid of death b/c you're thinking is still conformed to this world, where they are separate & alone from God !!

Cristina, As God's Children we're not to be conformed to this world, but are to be transformed by the renewing of our mind, so that we may prove what is that good, acceptable & perfect Will of God's Spiritual Fruits. He that loveth his life shall lose it, and he that hateth his life in this world shall keep it unto Life Eternal through renewed Hopes of Faith.

If our death is in Christ, we will see each other again when God gathers the Wheat into His Barn.
---Shawn.M.T. on 12/18/09

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