Grief is an emotion that God hard-wired into the human experience. We are made in His image. God grieves. Can you imagine a world without grief, utterly void of the feeling of loss? How much more destruction and devastation there would be. The Bible says, “there is a time to mourn, a time to cry” (Ecclesiastes 3:4)
Grief that is out of control diminishes GOD and magnifies your circumstances to the point of your life being overtaken. Even to the point of bondage. And death. This is the devil’s strategy to take you out and belittle GOD, slandering His Name in the process!
Guard your heart. Eternity is set there! (Ecclesiastes 3:11)
Remember Who GOD is! And when it gets so bad and you are beaten up and can’t “feel” Him anymore, speak to your wounded soul like the psalmist in Psalm 42,
“Hope in God, for I shall yet praise Him, the help of my countenance and my GOD.” (11b)
Copyright 2015, Shari Meisel, Unpublished Work