As I sit in Heaven: Grieving with Jesus

January 15, 2022
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Pray First

Grieving with Jesus is the best way for us to go through a season of losing a loved one.

“He will wipe every tear from their eyes. There will be no more death or mourning or crying or pain, for the old order of things has passed away.” - Revelation 21:4

Losing someone you love is probably one of the most difficult and greater pains a person can ever face in this life. But there are a few things we can do to make the process of grieving a little more bearable.

First of all, allow yourself to grieve, to feel the pain, the sorrow, the anger. Never allow yourself to believe that these feelings are wrong or faithless, they are part of being human and going through the process. Don’t run away from them, but rather embrace them and allow them to guide you to a healing place.

Also, keep in mind that even though grief it's part of life, you are not meant to go through it alone. That’s why it's so important for you to express your feelings to God and people that are close to you who can give you comfort in the midst of your pain.

If you are going through grief, I want to encourage you to find the hope you need in Jesus. But also talk to a friend, a mentor or a family member who can guide you and walk with you during this difficult time.

Or if you know someone who is grieving the loss of a loved one right now, why don’t you give them a call or pay them a visit? Company is oftentimes the best comforter there is and you might be the only person who can bring them the love of Jesus.

If you just lost someone, and are grieving with Jesus, I want to invite you to say this small prayer:

Jesus, I don’t understand why some things happen the way they do. But I’ve decided to put my trust in you and give you the pain that I am feeling today. Help me find the comfort and strength I need right now and to be able to hold on to the good memories I shared with my loved one. Thank you for being with me, for filling me with your love and for carrying me through my grief. Amen.

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