There is a Rock
Together, Jim and I facilitate a grief group at our church. Some who attend are members. Others are not.
We do this because we believe God has called us to help others. Why? Because we’ve both experienced great loss and know what it is to walk the road of grief.
This session is filled with people very new and raw in their loss. My heart aches for them and I would like to take away their pain, but I know that is not part of God’s plan. We aren’t leading this group to take away the griever’ s pain, but to walk with them through it and direct them to the One who will heal and carry their pain. It isn’t what we say to them as much as what God says to them.
Most of the grievers are surprised at the amount of pain grief brings as well as how long grieving takes. If you haven’t been through grief before, you may not understand. They need a lot of time. It usually takes much more time than expected. The best part, however, is that God is there. He understands better than anyone.
If you are grieving, run to God. He is there. He will carry the griever. Is that you?
Feast on these words…….
Hear my cry, O God; listen to my prayer. From the ends of the earth I call to You. I call as my heart grows faint; lead me to the rock that is higher than I. For you have been my refuge, a strong tower against the foe.–Psalm 61:1-3