Thursday 19th March 2020 Devotion
Scripture:- Isaiah 40
Topic:- Through A Season Of Grief 
Text:- Psalm 31:24
Are you in a season of grief? Do you feel stuck there and don’t know what to do while grieving? Today’s message is a collection of short devotions from our bestselling 365-day devotional on grief that is used by Churches and grief support groups nationwide to help in the hardest season after losing a loved one.
A. Understanding Your Grief:
Grief is not an enemy or a sign of weakness. It is a sign of being human. Grief is the cost of loving someone. Since grief comes to everyone, why do some people seem to work through it better than others? Some people think that going through the losses or crises of life are the exceptional times.
“I see it differently. I see the times of calm as the exceptions. Life really is going through one loss after another, one crisis after another. Instead of avoiding talking about these times, let’s do our homework. When you know what to expect, you’re not thrown by them as much, and you’re going to be better able to recover.”
Lord God, teach me to embrace my grief and not fight it, so that I may experience the true healing that comes from You.
B. Grief Is A Unique Experience:
Seeing Psalm 139:1,14,16, you may feel it is useless to talk about your grief because no one truly understands what you are going through.
“You sometimes feel after an experience like this that you’re talking a foreign language,” says Dora, whose daughter died. “You feel like there’s no way anybody can know what you’re feeling. There is absolutely no way anyone can know the depth of your pain. So you feel like it’s futile to talk about it because words can’t express the pain.”
Although countless people have experienced grief before you, each person’s response to grief is different. Your path of grief will be uniquely your own.
Be encouraged that regardless of how your grief appears to you or others, it has a precious uniqueness to the One who created you.
God, who knows intimately your personality, your relationships, and the experiences of your life, knows your grief and isn’t shocked or surprised by your responses.
Prayer Point:- Oh Lord God, as my way of grieving is distinctly my own, reflective of all You have sovereignly created me to be and experience, let it turns out to miracle that will testify You to people henceforth by fire, in the name of Jesus Christ.
Have A Glorious Thursday!