Surprised by Grief

Lamentations 3:32

Though he brings grief, he will show compassion, so great is his unfailing love.

I recently took my husband’s ashes back to the church he loved for a funeral and burial. It has been 17 plus months since his death and I was fine during the funeral, visiting with friends, and previous loved places. After returning to my current home I was surprised to be overwhelmed with grief. Not something I expected.

God does not wish sorrow and pain upon us. He wants only the best for us and knows when overwhelming grief has brought us to out knees. The grief he brings to us is in the cleansing wash of tears and the compassionate love of his presence with us. We grieve because we loved. He grieves with us.

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