Grief comes in many forms. Grief over the loss of a loved one. Grief over the loss of a job. Grief over our strained relationships. Grief over the condition of our world. Grief is a part of living in this world.
The good news is: “We do not sorrow as those who have no hope.” The Lord is our comfort. There are many scriptures on comfort but the following are a few of my favorites. You can quote them anytime you are grieving and anchor your hurting soul into the truth of their message.
“As one whom his mother comforts, so I will comfort you;…” Isaiah 66:13
“Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of mercies and God of all comfort, who comforts us in all our affliction, so that we may be able to comfort those who are in any affliction, with the comfort with which we ourselves are comforted by God. For as we share abundantly in Christ’s sufferings, so through Christ we share abundantly in comfort too. If we are afflicted, it is for your comfort and salvation; and if we are comforted, it is for your comfort, which you experience when you patiently endure the same suffering that we suffer. Our hope for you is unshaken, for we know that as you share in our sufferings, you will also share in our comfort.” 2 Corinthians 1:3-7
Read and reread the above passages. Everywhere the verse says we, us, our or one, put your name in there. Everywhere it says affliction or suffering, name the name of your trial or heart ache. If you are able, read it aloud.
Ask the Lord to be your comfort in the named grief. You will be amazed how He will begin to bring release and relief.
Prayer in Motion:
Lord, bring comfort where there is grief in my life. You are the God of all comfort, so nothing is too hard for you. Teach me to watch and wait for your comfort, to hope in it and allow You to pour it out upon me. I trust You Lord, even in this. In Jesus Name. Amen