Who Are You?…Do you Grieve?


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Now it’s your turn

  

Do you Grieve?

   

Grief
deep sorrow, esp. that caused by someone’s death

Here’s what the Bible says about grief

A hostile world!
I call to God,
I cry to God to help me.
From his palace he hears my call;
my cry brings me right into his presence —
a private audience!
Psalm 18:6

They hit me when I was down,
but God stuck by me.
Psalm 18:18

God made my life complete
when I placed all the pieces before him.
When I got my act together,
he gave me a fresh start.
Psalm 18:20

18 Watch this:
God’s eye is on those who respect him,
the ones who are looking for his love.
19 He’s ready to come to their rescue in bad times;
in lean times he keeps body and soul together.
Psalm 33:18-19

17 Is anyone crying for help?
God is listening,
ready to rescue you.
18 If your heart is broken,
you’ll find God right there;
if you’re kicked in the gut,
he’ll help you catch your breath.
Psalm 34:17-18

Pile your troubles on God’s shoulders—
he’ll carry your load,
he’ll help you out.
He’ll never let good people topple into ruin.
Psalm 55:22

He heals the heartbroken
and bandages their wounds.
Psalm 147:3

Singing light songs to the heavyhearted
is like pouring salt in their wounds.
Proverbs 25:20

You’re blessed when you
feel you’ve lost what is most dear to you.
Only then can you be embraced
by the One most dear to you.
Matthew 5:4

I’ve told you all this so that trusting me,
you will be unshakable and assured,
deeply at peace.
In this godless world
you will continue to experience difficulties.
But take heart!
I’ve conquered the world.
John 16:33

3 All praise to the God and Father of our Master,
Jesus the Messiah!
Father of all mercy!
God of all healing counsel!
4 He comes alongside us when we go through hard times, and before you know it,
he brings us alongside someone else
who is going through hard times
so that we can be there for that person
just as God was there for us.
5 We have plenty of hard times that come from
following the Messiah,
but no more so than the good times of his healing comfort
—we get a full measure of that, too.
6 When we suffer for Jesus,
it works out for your healing and salvation.
If we are treated well,
given a helping hand and encouraging word,
that also works to your benefit,
spurring you on,
face forward,
unflinching.
Your hard times are also our hard times.
7 When we see that you’re just as willing
to endure the hard times
as to enjoy the good times,
we know you’re going to make it,
no doubt about it.
2 Corinthians 1:3-7

It’s what we trust in
but don’t yet see that keeps us going.
2 Corinthians 5:7

Distress that drives us to God does that.
It turns us around.
It gets us back in the way of salvation.
We never regret that kind of pain.
But those who let distress drive them away from God
are full of regrets,
end up on a deathbed of regrets.
2 Corinthians 7:10

Don’t grieve God.
Don’t break his heart.
His Holy Spirit,
moving and breathing in you,
is the most intimate part of your life,
making you fit for himself.
Don’t take such a gift for granted.
Ephesians 4:30

 THE MESSAGE: The Bible in Contemporary Language
©2002, by Eugene H. Peterson
The Message Bible Online 

(NOTE: Red Text represents Jesus speaking)

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