In the Word
Let your constant love comfort me, as you have promised … (Psalm 119:76a GNT).
Of the Word
Life and death go hand in hand. Our heads know that, yet when death comes to someone dear to us we are brokenhearted. In one way or another, we know that life will be different. A place in the heart is filled with emptiness. The voice that once brought happiness is silent. Our tears just don’t stop and loneliness becomes a new companion. Grief hurts.
The world tells us time heals all wounds. In reality time heals nothing because it is not a healer. It is how the Spirit leads us through that time that will make a difference in how we heal. Find someone to talk with who will listen. Allow the tears to flow. After all, God gave us the ability to cry. True healing will come from God. He will lead us from the darkest hours into hope and peace. He is … the Father of compassion and the God of all comfort, who comforts us in all our troubles … (2 Corinthians 1:3b–4a).
Be assured God is listening for He heals the brokenhearted and binds up their wounds (Psalm 147:3).
Walking with my Lord
Holy Spirit, help me to find the way out of my grief. Help me to feel the love and comfort You have to offer. Fill me with hope. Thank You, Lord, that I can cling to the promise that Your Son, Jesus Christ, came to give us eternal life. In His precious name I pray. Amen.
Mustard Seed: Comfort from the Psalms. Authors: Marcia Gomulka & Myrna Lou Meyer. 23/30 ©2009 Lutheran Women’s Missionary League, 801 Seminary Place Ste. L010, St. Louis, MO 63105. www.lwml.org
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Scripture quotations marked GNT are taken from the GOOD NEWS TRANSLATION – Second Edition, American Bible Society, New York, NY. Copyright © 1992.