Focusing on Truth

When I saw this quote from a new book coming out soon (see, the words truth and eternal stood out to me.


Truth and eternal. These two words helped me get through a very difficult time I experienced earlier this summer. A few posts ago, I shared with you that my mom had died. Losing someone close to you totally changes your world. There’s an emptiness you feel when they’re gone. A friend told me, “It’s never easy and we are never ready.”

The day after mom died, I was feeling this emptiness. And cutting through all the swirling emotions in my mind, the Lord spoke, telling me to focus on the truth of the situation. “Focus on what is true,” He said softly. “The truth Is your mother is alive and in heaven.” It was a gentle reminder of what I already knew to be true–a reminder of what John 3:16 says, “For God so loved the world, that He gave His only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in Him should not perish, but have everlasting life.” Although I miss mom, I know our separation is temporaryand I’m happy for her, knowing she is very much alive in her eternal heavenly home.

Knowing and focusing on Truth makes all the difference.



12 thoughts on “Focusing on Truth

  1. Barb

    Thank you so much for the post. I’m going through the roughest time I’ve had in 68 years and wanting to give up. You have encouraged a total strangers heart…God bless you.


    1. nancyc Post author

      Barb, I’m sorry you are going thru a tough time, and so glad you found encouragement from this! Don’t give up and know that I’m praying for you!


  2. Pat

    I’m so very sorry for your loss. You’re right in that there is a huge void in our lives after they’re gone, however, it is such a blessing to know that they are in Heaven and we will see them again!


  3. Shari

    You are so right about truth being such a comfort, Nancy. I am really glad you were able to find help and peace during such a hard time. God has comforted me in the past as well through reading His truth in the Bible. He seems to highlight just what I need when I am hurting the most. Thank you for your post. You explained so well how to cling to truth during difficult times!


  4. Robyn Summers

    Nancy, I’m so sorry for your loss. I’m glad you were surrounded by His presence and comfort. Thank you for sharing your heart with us all. You are such a blessing to so many.



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