During this pandemic lockdown, several people I know are grieving for the loss of a loved one. And in the next village an elderly couple have died from the Covid-19 virus within a day of each other (they had serious lung illnesses). But whatever the circumstances, any death of a loved one is a devastating experience. Whether we know it’s coming or not. In Matthew 5, Jesus made this profound statement, “Blessed are those who mourn, for they will be comforted.” However, He wasn’t just referring to the obvious loss of a loved one, He was also referring to any circumstance in life that causes us to experience grief-like symptoms. Such as a financial shock, loss of a job, an unfaithful spouse, the discovery that your children are taking drugs and so on.
Jesus never said that life would be easy, but He did say that He would be there for us. Bringing comfort and all the spiritual resources we need. In Psalm 46 it says, “God is our refuge and strength, an ever-present help in trouble.” He is there for us no matter what we are facing into today, tomorrow, or whenever.
If you are reading this today and need to know that Jesus is there for you please get in touch – I would love to pray for you.
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That is a very powerful message, there has been a large loss during covid 19. Not just lives but in many other ways. It has eaten its way into jobs, marriages , mental health. It has isolated people who are elderly. Thankyou for this message, and the hope it brings at the end when you reach out to pray for others. Blessings 😊
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