Grief affects all of us. Many people are grieving the loss of loved ones, loss of relationships, loss of financial stability, loss of physical, emotional or mental health.
There are many ways God can help you with your grief. Here are five ways that God works through your veil of tears.
#1 The Holy Spirit
The Holy Spirit’s nickname is “the Comforter.” Jesus calls Him this in John 14:26. He can comfort Christians because He is always with Christians. He guides us, speaks to us, and reminds us of who we are in Christ.
#2 Our Future Hope
We can’t only live in the hope of eternity, but it is a place for us to look forward to. John says in Revelation 21 that it is a place with no more tears or death. This hope gives us something to look forward to during our present grief.
Scripture has a mass amount to say about grief. There is an entire book in the Old Testament called Lamentations. It’s a book about expressing grief God’s way. Even the Psalms are full of lament. In fact, it is the largest represented genre in the Psalms.
#4 Knowing God
Knowing God can help us through our grief. Knowing how He comforts us, how He is sovereign (controls everything), and how He has a plan for us. The more we know God, the more we can cling to Him during our time of grief.
Believers are used to help us through grief. Not only can they reach out to us, call us, and listen to us. They can do it God’s way because they have been comforted by God (II Corinthians 1:3-4). It’s a special kind of comfort.
How has God helped you deal with grief? Which of these five ways has He spoken to you the most? Who do you know that may need this information?
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