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.
A Time To Mourn | Grief – A Biblical Word Study
MOURN, verb intransitive [Latin maereo.]
1. To express grief or sorrow; to grieve; to be sorrowful. Mourning may be expressed by weeping or audible sounds, or by sobs, sighs or inward silent grief.
GRIEF ,noun [Latin gravis.](synonym: to mourn)
1. The pain of mind produced by loss, misfortune, injury or evils of any kind; sorrow; regret. We experience grief when we lose a friend, when we incur loss, when we consider ourselves injured, and by sympathy, we feel grief at the misfortunes of others.
[American Dictionary of the English Language, Noah Webster, 1828]
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.