Jane Coates – more thoughts and prayers
“You’re blessed when you feel you’ve lost what is most dear to you. Only then can you be embraced by the One most dear to you. The Message
“How happy are those who know what sorrow means for they will be given courage and comfort! JBP
Grieving in all its forms and any kind of loss or sense of loss, not just the loss of a loved one, can cause overwhelming sadness and grief. It may be the loss of a relationship, job, health, physical or mental wellbeing, finance, prospects, career, or whole host of other life situations. Sadness, grief, sorrow, and loss of this kind, can cause a ‘heart sickness’ that feels as if it cannot be healed.
The prophet Jeremiah, when he considered the ruin of his people and the captivity of Judah, expressed his overwhelming sadness, intense sense of loss and sorrow, poignantly. “Incurable sorrow has overwhelmed me, and my heart is sick within me”. “My sorrow is beyond healing; my heart is faint within me”. “There is no cure for my grief. My heart breaks for what I see and hear.” Jeremiah: 8 v 18. Jeremiah longed for hope and a healing balm.
God wants us to know that whatever the nature of our pain, sorrow, loss and grief, we can experience His comfort, as He is the source of every comfort.
Praise be to the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of compassion and the God of all comfort, who comforts us in all our troubles, so that we can comfort those in any trouble with the comfort we ourselves receive from God.2 Cor. 1 v 3-4
Jesus: Don’t get lost in despair; believe in God, and keep on believing in Me. John 14 v 1 The Voice
“Don’t let yourselves be disturbed. Trust in God and trust in me. John 14 v 1