Zephaniah 3:17 reminds us that God is musical and He rejoices and sings over you. - -
The LORD your God in the midst of you is mighty; he will save, he will rejoice over you with joy; he will quiet you with his love, he will rejoice over you with singing.
Tears flowed down my face as I received the telephone call
from my mother, and I realized my father had passed away from his long illness.
Although I knew he was in heaven, it did not stop me from
grasping the fact that I would not be able to visit and speak to him any
longer, here on this earth.
My husband, Robert told me, “Hazel, those tears are because
you are ‘feeling sorry for yourself,’ and they are not tears of grief.”You
must change your thinking,”He
continued with some other words of wisdom that caused me to consider what he
How often do we enjoy a good “pity party, and get pleasure
from feeling sorry for our-self,” and we call it grief for what ever
Honestly I have seen some people weep and wail more over one
of their animals who died then they did when one of their own family members
There is a time to weep, according to the Bible, and a time
to rejoice.Our grief time is sadness
usually because we will miss the person here on earth.
God does not want us to STAY in the mode of grieving, for
how long, I can’t say, but it should be temporary. A short time to grieve is okay, but then there
comes a time to wipe away the tears.
There are moments to remember the person for who they were
to us and the memories of happy times together.
Even if there were sad times, those can even yet be forgiven
whether the person is with us or not.Speaking out the words “I forgive you,” is healing.
If the person was Hell bound, then we should really grieve. We can no longer help them, but we can do what we can to give and live the
gospel to those who are still with us.
The rich man in hell wanted someone to warn his brothers to repent and
come to God, because he knew Hell was real.His was true grief.
As we live here on earth, may we do our part to show others who
a Christian is, by our example and by reaching out to others with kindness and
When it is our time to cross that river between earth and
heaven, may our friends and loved ones, grieve for a few moments, and then
rejoice with us that we are with Jesus.
Isaiah 53:3He was despised and rejected of men; a man of sorrows, and acquainted
with grief; and we hid as it were our faces from him; he was despised, and we
esteemed him not.