First of all, I am so sorry for the loss of your dear mother.  Having lost my own mother a few years ago, I think I can empathize with you somewhat.  It hurts!  I know it hurts!  However, knowing that your mother was a believer on the Lord Jesus Christ, the scripture has much to say that should give you comfort and peace.  You asked for comfort, and it is so wonderful that we have a “God of all comfort” (2 Corinthians 1:3) that is able to comfort your hurting heart.

It should cheer you to know that your mother is doing well.  We read in 2 Corinthians 5:8, “We are confident, I say, and willing rather to be absent from the body, and to be present with the Lord.”  This means that when a Christian passes away, he/she is immediately in the presence of our loving Lord and savior.  Although the body is left behind, the soul and spirit are with the Lord.  We read in the Bible of a poor beggar named Lazarus who died and “was carried by the angels into Abraham’s bosom (Heaven).  (Luke 16:22).  When your mother passed away, she was given a heavenly escort into Heaven…into the very presence of the Lord.

Psalm 16:11 assures us that when we are with the Lord, we experience “fulness of joy.”  In other words, your mother is happier now that she ever was.  She is happier than she could have ever been on the earth.  She is “at home”.  We also read in Psalm 116:15, “Precious in the sight of the LORD is the death of his saints.”  The Lord delighted in welcoming your mother to Himself. 

1 Thessalonians 4:13-17 tells us, “But I would not have you to be ignorant, brethren, concerning them which are asleep, that ye sorrow not, even as others which have no hope. For if we believe that Jesus died and rose again, even so them also which sleep in Jesus will God bring with him. For this we say unto you by the word of the Lord, that we which are alive and remain unto the coming of the Lord shall not prevent them which are asleep. For the Lord himself shall descend from heaven with a shout, with the voice of the archangel, and with the trump of God: and the dead in Christ shall rise first: Then we which are alive and remain shall be caught up together with them in the clouds, to meet the Lord in the air: and so shall we ever be with the Lord.”  Surely, we sorrow when we lose a loved one to death.  But we do not sorrow “as others which have no hope.”  No, our sorrow is eased by the realization that we will see them again on the day the Lord comes to rapture His church.  Instead of waiting FOR the Lord to return, our saved loved ones are waiting WITH the Lord.  Verse 18 tells us to “…comfort one another with these words.”

I trust you do find comfort in this short devotion.  May the Lord give you His peace, His strength, and His comfort.  As I said earlier, your mother is doing well.  She has been comforted.  All her suffering is over.  She is experiencing unspeakable joy in the presence of the Lord.  Even in your sorrow, surely you can rejoice to know these precious truths.  (482.4)