A woman wrote me recently. “Why didn’t God answer us?” Even if God didn’t answer her prayers the way she hoped He would, He did not ignore them. In fact, He answered her prayers in a far greater way than she realized – because now her husband is in Heaven, and all his sickness and pain are over. He has been healed! In the midst of our tears there can still be joy, because we know that those who die in the Lord are now with Christ, “which is better by far” (Philippians 1:23).
The body that is sown [in death] is perishable, it is raised imperishable; it is sown in dishonor, it is raised in glory; it is sown in weakness, it is raised in power.
1 Corinthians 15:42-43
Billy Graham – Wisdom For Each Day