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Grief

June 15, 2019

“Even when you’re ready for it, nothing sneaks up on you like grief.”

That’s from a novel by Brad Meltzer.

That’s also something you and I’ve experienced in real life.

Here’s something else, and this is a song to God —

You’ve kept track of my every toss and turn
through the sleepless nights,
Each tear entered in your ledger,
each ache written in your book.

— That’s from Psalm 56.

But wait! There’s more! This is also from a song to God —

Even when my path

goes through terrifyingly dark places,

you promise to walk with me

and your presence is solid.

That’s from Psalm 23.

“But, Joe, you don’t understand!” You’re probably right.

But get this:

Jesus wept.

— No matter if I get it or not: Jesus gets it. That’s from John 11.

Brad Meltzer’s right: “Even when you’re ready for it, nothing sneaks up on you like grief.”

But our Scriptures are also right.

And there are a whole lot more where those came from.

 

 

 

 

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