“God doesn’t want you to suffer….”

To my cousin Lisa, my sister Meridith, and my brother Edward –

I’m not writing this to you as your brother who adores you and prays for you every day, but as a psychic medium who gives the souls in the hereafter a human voice, so that they can give us hope while we are still here on the earth. After having done countless sessions during which I’ve listened to their wisdom, I know what they’d say to you now, as you go through this period in your life.

They would tell you that everything you’re going through, all of your suffering, physically, mentally, and emotionally may not make sense now, but it will.

They’d tell you that you’re not alone. Everyone you’ve ever loved, and who loved you back, never dies. They’ve simply gone from this life to an even greater life of unspeakable peace, joy, and tranquility; where they are watching over you, standing by you, praying for you, loving you, and cheering you on. And you WILL see them again.Yes, that includes all your furry loved ones too.

They’d tell you that everything you’re going through is not unnoticed by the Divine Presence who loves you unconditionally. God doesn’t want you to suffer but allows it because you will grow spiritually from what you’re enduring now. What awaits you for patiently persevering through it will make everything you’re going through now a distant memory. There is no pain, and there are no tears, on the Other Side.

It sounds crazy, I know, but the more you prevail through here, the more magnificent it will be for you there. So they would tell you to hang in there. Don’t give up. When the time comes for you to return, the pain you’re going through now will no longer exist. Only love, peace and unimaginable joy will be your reality.

There have been people who have come to me as a medium wanting to know what awaits them when their time comes. One of them was a woman named Ann, who was diagnosed with Stage 4 breast cancer, and an atheist. I told her that there was a “surprise party” being held in her honor three weeks from the day I did her session for her. She told me that she had no idea what I was talking about. She crossed over 22 days later.

After she “changed her address,” her sister booked a session with me, and during the reading, Ann told me, “You didn’t tell me how beautiful it is here!” I didn’t, because I couldn’t. There are no words that can describe what is waiting for us when it’s our time to return home.

They would want you to know that the suffering you’re going through isn’t a punishment for anything you’ve done wrong. There’s a story about a woman and a silversmith that goes like this –

A few women met to study the scriptures. While reading the third chapter of Malachi, they came upon a remarkable expression in the third verse:

“And He shall sit as a refiner and purifier of silver” (Malachi 3:3).

One woman told the others that she would visit a silversmith, and report to the others on what he said about the subject.

Without telling him the reason for her visit, she asked the silversmith to tell her about the process of refining silver. After he had fully described it to her, she asked, “Sir, do you sit while the work of refining is going on?”

“Oh, yes ma’am,” the silversmith said. “I must sit and watch the furnace constantly. If the time necessary for refining is exceeded in the slightest degree, the silver will be injured.”

The woman immediately understood the beauty and comfort of the expression, “He shall sit as a refiner and purifier of silver.”

We come here to learn lessons, and teach lessons, in love, but sometimes these lessons can only be learned, and taught in the “fire” of suffering. But God is always watching, and helping us learn those lessons in the circumstances in our lives. Our trials do not come at random, and He will not let us be tested beyond what we can endure.

Before she left, the woman asked one last question, “How do you know when the process is complete?”

“When I can see my own image in the silver, the refining process is finished.”

I look at the three of you and I can’t help but think of God.

Personally speaking, I cannot tell you how much you inspire me. Thank you for you being in my life and a part of my family. I love you. I always have. I always will. And I celebrate you in my prayers.