Those who mourn sometimes feel alone in the world. We are not alone!
I want to share this word study on grief with you because I know how it is comforting to know that there are others who understand your pain. Dear friend, You are not alone! May you find comfort in the following words.
Mourn – A Biblical Word Study
Grief (synonym: to mourn) is a multi-faceted response to loss, particularly to the loss of someone or something to which a bond was formed. Although conventionally focused on the emotional response to loss, it also has physical, cognitive, behavioral, social, and philosophical dimensions. While the terms are often used interchangeably, bereavement refers to the state of loss, and grief is the reaction to loss. (Wikipedia)
Scripture To Study & Thoughts To Ponder:
“To every thing there is a season, and a time to every purpose under the heaven: … A time to weep, and a time to laugh; a time to mourn, and a time to dance; …” Ecclesiastes 3:1 & 4
“Rejoice with them that do rejoice, and weep with them that weep.” Romans 12:15
Grief is a lifetime event. In other words, it starts and never ends.
That may sound harsh, but for anyone who has experienced the devastating loss of a loved one, I am not telling them something they do not already know. Grief may change with time, but it never goes away.
So, how do we cope with such a heavy burden? We turn to JESUS.
“For my yoke is easy, and my burden is light.” Matthew 11:30
We rally together in prayer and action to surround others who are experiencing grief for the first time. We pass on what we have learned for ourselves … when you cannot stand or go on by your own strength, God will carry you!
No the final awakening. ~ Walter Scott
Although our hearts hurt and mourn in humanly pain
The fact still remains the same
That Heaven Has Gained more Love
To sprinkle down from above ~ Antonio Talbert
I have only slipped away to the next room.
I am I and you are you.
Whatever we were to each other,
That, we still are. ~ Author Unknown
These words brought comfort to my heart during low points in my grief journey. I am thankful for the beautiful gifts of words and the beautiful people who are gifted with the ability to speak what my heart feels but my mind cannot explain.