We all have suffered a loss in our lifetime whether it be a
loved one or something that’s significant to us personally. The question is how
do we deal/or get through our loss? I have suffered a few losses in my lifetime,
but I never really knew how to handle my losses. Why? Because at that time I believed
in God, but I never really trusted or looked to God to get through my loss.
Following Jesus doesn’t mean avoiding loss. Whether its death of a loved one or
something important to us is taken away------- somehow, we have experienced loss
2 Corinthians 1:3-4, “(3) Blessed be God, even the Father of
our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of mercies, and the God of all comfort; (4)
Who comforteth us in all our tribulation, that we may be able to comfort them
which are in any trouble, by the comfort wherewith we ourselves are comforted
of God”. Paul basically is saying God is the God of all comfort…. meaning God is
able to completely comfort every loss and grief. Not in that moment, but through
time and steps we must take through the use of faith.
After going through losses and grief I have found a few steps
that have helped me experience God’s comfort through the loss. 1. Turn to Jesus just as you are and trust that
God will help you. 2. Provide God with your loss or grief as you are, in that
moment. 3. Ask God to help you work through your loss. Remember to trust and
believe that he welcomes you as you are and loves you. God will help you as you
are, through his mercy and grace.
Through God's promise to comfort us. He will help us to understand and feel the
love he has for us that will help our griefs and losses to ease. They may not
be removed, forgotten, but comfort, healed, even at ease. So, pray earnestly
for God to increase this work of the Spirit in your heart.
When your heart is full of grief and loss — comfort doesn’t
seem possible. But with God all things are possible. He doesn’t take the grief
completely away, but he can give you that comfort you need in time.