God is the God of all comfort. That means that God the Father, Jesus, and God the Holy Spirit are all comforters. All care very much about you and care that you are hurting. When well-meaning people either aren’t there for you or say or do the wrong things that can upset you further, God is there to embrace you in His love and give you the comfort and support you need. Also, while people may not be able to be there for you when you need them the most, God is always there. Whether you cry out verbally or silently, you are heard, and help is here for you.
Grieving causes you to have wild emotions, and sometimes you may not even have any feelings at all. You may feel out of touch with yourself and your life. God is your anchor, and He is here for you no matter whether you feel depressed, angry, alone or any other intense emotion. He wants you to ask for help, comfort and support, and, like Jesus promised the original apostles, the Father and the Spirit will never forsake you, either.
Encouraging Scripture: 2Corinthians 1:3-4
Blessed be God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of mercies and God of all comfort. Who comforts us in all our tribulation, that we may be able to comfort those who are in any trouble, with the comfort which we ourselves are comforted by God.
Father God, I am grieving a loss, and sometimes I feel so empty and other times I feel so angry. Help me to break free from my grief, and please grant me all that I need to be able to do so. Will You, Jesus and the Holy Spirit please minister to my grieving heart in ways that only You and all that You are can do? May I feel Your embrace, and may Your healing love make me whole again. In Jesus’ name, amen.
Things to Think, Pray and Journal About
1. Are you able to fully express your grief? Can you ask God for help to cry, yell or whatever you need to do to release what’s inside you?
2. Have you encountered well-meaning but clueless people who try to give support but don’t know how? Can you ask God to help you share your needs with them so they can really help?
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