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 and grief.
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.