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Good in grief? How is that even possible? How can that happen for me? 

 

We’ve all lost something or someone dear to us and when we experience loss we grieve. Time will heal our hurting hearts and while some may get stuck, many of us will get through it.

Here’s what I know about grief, my own and those I’ve walked beside: many of us don’t know we can expect something good to come out of our grief.

We can?  

Yes.

Listen to Jeremiah 31:13, "...I will turn their mourning into gladness; I will give them comfort and joy instead of sorrow." (NIV)

The Message Translation says, "I’ll convert their weeping into laughter, lavishing comfort, invading their grief with joy."

Amplified says: "For I will turn their mourning into joy, And will comfort them and make them rejoice after their sorrow."

God promises to give us:

  • Gladness and laughter.
  • Lavishing comfort.

Then, He says he will invade us with joy and make us rejoice. 

I don’t know about you but, not all my losses have ended like that.

Sure, after the loss...

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Speak to injustice and declare what the Word says.

 
I have a heavy heart. So many of us do. We have seen injustice with our own eyes. We have seen one man take the life of another. We are angry. We are pissed because this should not be happening.
 
The death of George Floyd - and the countless others - should not have happened.  We are grieved.   What happened in the mid-west is terrible. The heart of our country is pierced.  
 
And we should also be sickened, because as quick as unity began to rally over this injustice it was squashed with negative voices bringing division and hate. This a cancer and we need healing.
 
There is only one person who can bring healing and that is Jesus.
 
We all need Jesus.
 
He died for all of this…Ephesians 2:14 says "Our reconciling “Peace” is Jesus! He has made Jew and non-Jew one in ChristBy dying as our sacrifice, he has broken down every wall of prejudice that separated us and has now made us equal through...
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