Psalm 34:17-18 is such a comfort to me. Jesus tells us that those who are courageous enough to grieve will be blessed and comforted. God draws near to us as we grieve. He is drawn to our vulnerability and suffering. He is here to comfort our broken hearts, soothe our fears, and give us hope. He is merciful to us during this grief process. He will bring us what we need to get through the grief, to get us to a better place emotionally. It is good to know that the Lord is close to the brokenhearted! He does not expect cheerfulness. God is compassionate and responsive. God is close—not far away.
6 I am worn out from my groaning. All night long I flood my bed with weeping and drench my couch with tears. 7 My eyes grow weak with sorrow; they fail because of all my foes. 8 Away from me, all you who do evil, for the LORD has heard my weeping. 9 The LORD has heard my cry for mercy; the LORD accepts my prayer. 10 All my enemies will be overwhelmed with shame and anguish; they will turn back and suddenly be put to shame.
thank You that You are a God that hears and answers prayer.
Help me to look to You to supply all my needs according to Your riches in glory.
Keep me from looking at the circumstances of life – but rather I pray that I may look to Christ, my Life and my Healer; My Shield and my Defender; My Hope and my Salvation.
And I pray that I never take Your precious promises for granted, but give You the reverence and glory due to Your name – this I ask in Jesus name, AMEN.
Life had been good until August 2019 (last year). Family, people and things I love and taken for granted were taken away from me. I experienced grief, sorrow and pain so agonising and excruciating that no words can describe.
The grief was so unbearable that I often I wish I was dead.
God sent good people my way and through their fellowship, today is my second day of reading the Bible again after so many years, God spoke to me in a song.
No matter where we are in life, the Lord is our light and our strength. He watches over us and stands by our side. The powerful lyrics of ‘Be Thou My Vision‘ are the perfect reminder of His love and presence.
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