Comfort in Mourning

By   •   June 18   •   Topics:

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The Bible teaches unmistakably that we can triumph over bereavement. The Psalmist said, “Weeping may endure for a night, but joy cometh in the morning.” Self-pity can bring no enduring comfort. The fact is, it will only add to your misery. And unremitting grief will give you little consolation in itself, for grief begets grief. Sorrow, or mourning, when it is borne in a Christian way, contains a built-in comfort. “Happy are they that mourn; for they shall be comforted.” There is comfort in mourning, because we know that Christ is with us. He has said, “Lo, I am with you always, even unto the end of the world.” Suffering is endurable if we do not have to bear it alone; and the more compassionate the Presence, the less acute the pain.

Prayer for the day

Thank You, loving heavenly Father, for the promise that when we mourn You will comfort us. I have felt the healing of Your consolation in the past and know You will never fail me.

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  1. Stephen Hall says:

    Lord, please be with those of the Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church in Charleston who mourn their deep loss, as we mourn and pray with them. Please bring to them, please bring to this world Your healing.

  2. D.S.Rajsekhar,Triplicane, Chennai. says:

    That total surrender, that choice to absolutely believe in Jesus, that decision to Trust in Him though the heavens fall, is what it means to enter into the Secret Place of the Most High. It takes time, study, heart searching and much quiet meditation to obtain that Perfect Peace. As the trials thicken around us we must reach up for more and more Faith and Trust. Remember, true Faith can only be “planted firmly on the truth” that is, on God’s Holy Word. This kind of faith cannot be obtained in an instant, it takes effort and time, just like any other science, it is not mastered overnight.

  3. Joy says:

    Thankyou. St. John 3:16 and “The Way of the Cross Leads Home.” amen, in Jesus name amen.

  4. Stephen Hall says:

    Dear Lord, please lift my wonderful “Daddy” up to the eternal comfort and joy that is Your Heaven. Our family misses him so much; we mourn, in lingering sorrow, yet try to take comfort by faith in Jesus’ life, death and resurrection. Please be with us to try to take the best care we can of our “Moma.” Help us to live our lives as our Daddy did, faithful to Your Church, a kind, caring, forgiving
    loving father and friend to so many. We know You comfort all who mourn, as we know your new covenant gives us the hope of eternal life. Amen