Sometimes the only thing someone needs when they are grieving the loss of a loved one, the loss of a job, the loss of a relationship, the loss of possessions, the loss of memories is for their friends and family to sit and be with them. You don’t have to say anything. You don’t have to try and fix it. You don’t have to be a superhero. You only have to just sit and be. Everyone processes grief in their own way but the one thing that remains constant is God’s grace & mercy during their time of grief. He is constantly the comforter and healer. He is patient and He understands.
And God will wipe away every tear from their eyes; there shall be no more death, nor sorrow, nor crying. There shall be no more pain, for the former things have passed away. (Rev. 21:4 NKJV)
The Lord is near to those who have a broken heart, and saves such as have a contrite spirit. (Psalms 34:18 NKJV)
My flesh and my heart fail; but God is the strength of my heart and my portion forever. (Psalms 73:26 NJV)
Surely He has borne our griefs and carried our sorrows; Yet we esteemed Him stricken, smitten by God, and afflicted. But He was wounded for our transgressions, He was bruised for our iniquities; the chastisement for our peace was upon Him, and by His stripes we are healed. (Isaiah 53:4-5 NKJV)
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