Dealing with Grief
Scripture: Psalms 56
Though me feel alone wild grief can be so very troublesome, we are never alone. We can even feel forsaken by God. However God’s promises stand firm. God never goes on without knowing. Our savior and King is the spirit of knowledge Isaiah 11:2. So God has not forgotten. God love knows the depth of our hearts and the pain that is inside it. We may fail to see how powerful God is. In fact how many times have we failed to see how faithful God is? Isn’t this the story continually over and over with Israel? We fail to see in our own distraught situations to look not only up, but within for God is never absent from us.
Psalm 139:7-9 ” Where can I go from your spirit? Or where can I flee from your presence? If I Ascend to Heaven, you are there if I make my bed and Sheol, behold, you are there. If I take the wings of the dawn, If I dwell in the remotest part of the sea, Even there your hand will leave me and your right hand will lay hold of me.
By experience I have witnessed to look at the waves, through traumatizing times. I’m guilty I’m looking into the dark prism of Gloom rather than the omnipresent light that can dispel every feeling of depression and grief. The problem is ultimately we failed to see that we need healing. We have been convinced we are fixed either by our own minds, truly wanting to be seen strong. There is nothing wrong with being strong, yet true warriors know when wounded cannot operate in warfare too advance for victory. Grief will keep our eyes off of our true enemy emerge our eyes and feelings on past tense terms that will distract us within battle.
God loves us deeply and God has a name Elroi “The God who sees all”. Surely he see all of his children and knowing all of their wounds, he desires all to come in to be healed. God desires us to be fit, strong, unbroken vessels going against the enemy. God on the contrary keeps us broken so that he can continue to humble us before him and reveal to us secret things. It is not because God wants us weak. God gives us the power an authority against the enemy during times like this, however without grief and brokenness how can we sit long enough to learn from God. I called this the moments were God is scaring the body. It is preparing his people as Warriors against this world and its devices controlled by the enemy.
Now not only does he see all but he relates to our suffering. He cares so much he keeps count of the tears in a bottle for each of us. Psalms 56:8
Can you stop in Imagine that?
God’s love is expressed through his word. His word is alive and active. He is actively collecting your tears because he relates to your suffering, that is why he saves them. How Great Is Our Father? How amazing and beautiful is it that God cares so deeply about us that he collects every tear you cry and record each sorrow we ever experience?
Encouragement: Know God’s love for you through troubling times. Know God’s Promises for your very life!
Challenge: Share this with someone who you know is suffering and be open to help them in anyway today.
Here is one to help you get started: Revelation 21:4 “He will wipe every tear from their eyes. There will be no more death or mourning or crying or pain, for the old order of things has passed away”
**Also: See if God is calling you to grieve in areas of your life. Ask God is there some things that need to be healed.**
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