Amber Smith, the wife of country music singer Granger Smith, kicked off the new year by reflecting on her faith and sharing how it has helped her family get through each day following the tragic death of the couple’s 3-year-old son, River.
She wrote a lengthy Instagram post reflecting on the emotional toll of the last year. “2019 — The year that brought me to my knees. The year our beautiful red-headed boy turned 3 and went Home. The year that same sweet boy saved two other lives.
The year that broke my heart into pieces but also tempered my spirit,” the grieving mother captioned a slideshow of photos of her family on Instagram. The first image in the photo gallery is an illustration of the Smith family holding hands.
She also talked about how she and her country star husband, who’s also known by his alter ego Earl Dibbles Jr., “vowed to not let anything tear our family apart.”
Amber maintained that 2019 was the year she became closer to God than “I’ve ever been.”
“The year I cried every day for six months straight. The year London lost three teeth and turned 8. The year we ministered to hundreds about grief and hope.
“The year my eyes were truly opened to what is important. The year we’ve never felt more love from our community. The year I found out that joy and grief can coexist. The year we dove back into the fire to help other grieving parents. The year that changed me. The year of the blue butterfly. The year I learned that I am not in control. The year that solidified that I can’t live this life without God,” she said.
Biblical Commentary by Unreal Post
‘Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of mercies and God of all comfort, who comforts us in all our tribulation, that we may be able to comfort those who are in any trouble, with the comfort with which we ourselves are comforted by God. For as the sufferings of Christ abound in us, so our consolation also abounds through Christ. ‘
II Corinthians 1:3-5
“Only Christ can comfort the brokenhearted and only those who believe the gospel of the grace of God can He comfort”
Until a person believes that they are sinner and believe by faith alone that God sent His only Son, to shed His blood and die on the cross for their sins, was buried and rose from the dead three days later defeating death, sin, the law and Satan. They are seperated from God the Father because of sin and enemies of God.
The Good News is that “It is Finished”. At the cross Christ did everything God the Father required to purchase the salvation of the world! All anyone must do to appropriate the “free gift” of salvation is to believe by faith alone in the gospel.
For by grace you have been saved through faith, and that not of yourselves; it is the gift of God, not of works, lest anyone should boast.
that if you confess with your mouth the Lord Jesus and believe in your heart that God has raised Him from the dead, you will be saved.
‘For with the heart one believes unto righteousness, and with the mouth confession is made unto salvation.
‘Moreover, brethren, I declare to you the gospel which I preached to you, which also you received and in which you stand, by which also you are saved, if you hold fast that word which I preached to you—unless you believed in vain. For I delivered to you first of all that which I also received: that Christ died for our sins according to the Scriptures, and that He was buried, and that He rose again the third day according to the Scriptures, ‘
I Corinthians 15:1-4
For unsaved heartbroken, it starts with believing the gospel and for the believers our comfort in troubled times comes from putting our trust in God, our position in Christ, prayer and the power of reading His Word.
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The Good News
Salvation is a FREE GIFT from God. You don't have to do anything but believe by faith that God sent His only Son Jesus Christ to die for your sins, was buried, and rose from the dead 3 days later.
THE GOOD NEWS
Salvation is a FREE GIFT from God. SALVATION IS BY FAITH ALONE & FAITH IS BELIEVING WHAT GOD SAYS.
- God declares all mankind sinners and we all fall short of Glory of God. Romans 3:23
- The payment for our sin is death. Romans 6:23
- But God...because he loved you so much sent His own Son, Jesus Christ, to die in your place, for your sins, was buried, and rose from the dead three days later. 1 Cor 15:1-4; 2cor 5:21
All God asks is that you believe by faith alone in 1, 2, & 3. That you're a sinner, separated from God but God sent his Son to die for your sins, was buried & rose again 3 days later.
'that if you confess with your mouth the Lord Jesus and believe in your heart that God has raised Him from the dead, you will be saved. '
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