Are You Grieving The Loss Of Someone?
My prayers are with all those that are grieving today for the loss of someone. Days like Mothers Day can trigger memories of those we are mourning. And just as Jesus mourned the death of His friend Lazarus, we are to mourn for our loved ones. Maybe this post will help someone today in a process that glorifies God.
Grieving properly leads back to thinking properly, living properly, and praising properly. God sees to that when He said! "Blessed are those who mourn, for they will be comforted" (Matt. 5:4).
We must Cling to the hope of being reunited once again with a beloved deceased ones.
These 5 steps the Lord showed me through scripture will help you in that process.
1. Resisting the temptation to be angry at God which can rob you of your righteousness. James 1:20 “because human anger does not produce the righteousness that God desires.”
2. Resting in Gods sovereignty
Isaiah 40:31"But those who wait on the Lord Shall renew their strength; They shall mount up with wings like eagles, They shall run and not be weary, They shall walk and not faint."
3. Realise it is good to grieve Of Jesus Grieved and was a Man of Sorrow John 11:34-36 “34 “Where have you laid him?” he asked. “Come and see, Lord,” they replied. 35 Jesus wept. 36 Then the Jews said, “See how he loved him!” Isaiah 53:3 “Isaiah 53:3 “He is despised and rejected by men,
A Man of sorrows and acquainted with grief. And we hid, as it were, our faces from Him;
He was despised, and we did not esteem Him.”
4. Rejoice in the hope of being reunited again in heaven as even King David experienced and the hope of Christs second coming that we may be reunited together.. 1 Thess 4:13-14 ” 13 But I do not want you to be ignorant, brethren, concerning those who have fallen asleep, lest you sorrow as others who have no hope. 14 For if we believe that Jesus died and rose again, even so God will bring with Him those who sleep in Jesus.[a]”
2 Samuel 12:20-23 “20 So David arose from the ground, washed and anointed himself, and changed his clothes; and he went into the house of the Lord and worshiped. Then he went to his own house; and when he requested, they set food before him, and he ate. 21 Then his servants said to him, “What is this that you have done? You fasted and wept for the child while he was alive, but when the child died, you arose and ate food.”
22 And he said, “While the child was alive, I fasted and wept; for I said, ‘Who can tellwhether the Lord[a] will be gracious to me, that the child may live?’ 23 But now he is dead; why should I fast? Can I bring him back again? I shall go to him, but he shall not return to me.”
5. Reach out to others with the comfort you have been comforted with by God 2 Corinthians 1:3-5” 3 Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of mercies and God of all comfort, 4 who comforts us in all our tribulation, that we may be able to comfort those who are in any trouble, with the comfort with which we ourselves are comforted by God. 5 For as the sufferings of Christ abound in us, so our consolation also abounds through Christ.”
The goal of grieving is not the elimination of all the pain or the memories of the loss. In this stage, one shows a new interest in daily activities and begins to function normally day to day. The goal is to reorganize one’s life, so the loss is an important part of life rather than its center and look at what you still have.
There is not a right or a wrong way to grieve. Everyone grieves differently. As a believer however We can turn to God’s Word to find strength and comfort while One grieves.
Isaiah 41:10 “So do not fear, for I am with you; do not be dismayed, for I am your God. I will strengthen you and help you; I will uphold you with my righteous right hand.”
Isaiah 43:2 “When you pass through the waters, I will be with you; and when you pass through the rivers, they will not sweep over you. When you walk through the fire, you will not be burned; the flames will not set you ablaze.”
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.”
Psalm 119:50 “My comfort in my suffering is this: Your promise preserves my life.”
Romans 8:18 “I consider that our present sufferings are not worth comparing with the glory that will be revealed in us.”
Psalm 18:2 “The Lord is my rock, my fortress and my deliverer; my God is my rock, in whom I take refuge, my shield and the horn of my salvation, my stronghold.”