The following is a quote from God’s Healing in Grief, an inductive Bible study available from Precept Ministries International.
“Dear one, if your loved ones were believers in Jesus Christ, if they were Christians, Jesus knows them and He gave them eternal life. No one is able to snatch them out of the Father’s hand. They are okay; you have no need to worry or be concerned about them. They are in the presence of Christ and will live eternally with God. But while you are living in your earthly body, you still have work to do.
As a child of God and believer in Christ, God’s love for you is higher than the heavens. He has removed your transgressions from you as far as the east is from the west. God has redeemed you from the pit and crowns you with love and mercy. You are His sheep. All who are His sheep hear His voice and follow Him. As you follow Him and obey His commands you will be transformed into His image. He is a good shepherd who will restore your soul even in the midst of grief and suffering.”
~Ron & Kathleen Duncan, God’s Healing in Grief
Available at http://www.precept.org.