Times of Grief and Trouble

When we lose someone we love and cherish, there is a void and loss that cannot be replaced.
In these situations….we have a tendency to turn inward and often that creates doubt and insecurity in our ability to cope with life circumstances. If you or someone you know is faced with grief or pain, it is often difficult to find the consolation needed to experience God’s rest and peace, whether struggling with prolonged illness, loss, divorce, or doubt.

Disappointment is a part of life and no one is immune to its effects.

So when life brings disappointment, the best comfort you will find will be in the loving arms of your heavenly Father. He provides reassurance and understanding that no other source can. The good news is, He promises to save you, revive you, and perfect that which concerns you (Psalm 138:8). It is important to acknowledge and grieve disappointments when they come, but it is also important to move forward by finding God’s promises and hope and joy that transcends this world and its heartaches. He is always ready to console and encourage you. I am reminded what King David said in Psalm 40:1-2,

I waited patiently for the Lord; and He inclined to me, and heard my cry. He also brought me up out of a horrible pit, out of the miry clay, and set my feet upon a rock, and established my steps.

What great comfort and joy comes to us when we understand that God is rich in grace and mercy, He not only forgives, but restores and redeems! The Lord lifts us up from our personal pits of despair and puts us in right standing with Him. When times of grief and trouble arrive — even trouble we bring upon ourselves — we must turn to God and wait patiently for His help.

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