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Article: 4 Min

When God Took Away: His Goodness in My Grief

by Tim Challies at his blog

Video: 1 Min

Contemporary

Tears on Your Face

by Bethany Barnard
Article: 6 Min

Grief: How Does
the Bible Speak
to Our Sorrow?

by Bibles.net
Verse
Ecclesiastes 3:1, 4 ESV

For everything there is a season, and a time for every matter under heaven...a time to weep, and a time to laugh; a time to mourn, and a time to dance

Folk | Country Gospel

Weep With Me

by Rend Collective
Quote

Scripturally speaking,
the cold breath
of the blues brushed
against the prophets
Elisha, Jeremiah, David,
Jonah and
the Apostle Paul.
Let’s not forget about
the sadness of heart
that Jesus experienced
as a “man of sorrows
acquainted with grief.”

Jamaal Williams
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What Does the Bible Say About our Emotions?

The “normal” human life isn’t what is marketed to us by the pharmaceutical industry or by the lives we see projected on movie screens, or, frankly, by a lot of Christian sermons and praise songs.

The normal human life is the life of Jesus of Nazareth, who sums up in himself everything it means to be human (Ephesians 1:10). And the life of Christ presented to us in the Gospels is a life of joy, of fellowship, of celebration, but also of loneliness, of profound sadness, of lament, of grief, of anger, of suffering, all without sin.

As the Holy Spirit conforms us to the image of Christ, we don’t become giddy, or, much less, emotionally vacant. Instead, the Bible tells us we “groan” along with the persecuted creation around us (Romans 8:23). We cry out with Jesus himself, experiencing with him often the agony of Gethsemane (Galatians 4:6; Mark 14:36). And, paradoxically, along the way, we join Jesus in joy and peace (Galatians 5:22).

A human emotional life is complicated, and a regenerated human emotional life is complicated too.

by Russell Moore | Source

Praise & Worship

Lord From Sorrows Deep I Call

by Matt Boswell & Matt Papa
Quote

The first man
[Adam] sinned
and grieved only
for himself,
but the second
Man [Jesus]
knew no sin
yet grieved for us
so that we would
not grieve forever.

Verse
Matthew 26:38 NLT

He [Jesus] told them, “My soul is crushed with grief to the point of death. Stay here and keep watch with me.”

Verse
Isaiah 53:3-6 ESV

He was despised and rejected by men, a man of sorrows and acquainted with grief; and as one from whom men hide their faces he was despised, and we esteemed him not. Surely he has borne our griefs and carried our sorrows; yet we esteemed him stricken, smitten by God, and afflicted. But he was pierced for our transgressions; he was crushed for our iniquities; upon him was the chastisement that brought us peace, and with his wounds we are healed. All we like sheep have gone astray; we have turned—every one—to his own way; and the Lord has laid on him the iniquity of us all.

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Verse

John 11

Jesus' close friend dies of sickness. How does Jesus respond? What comfort does he give to those grieving?
Quote

The very heart
of the Christian
message is that
the happy God
so loved our weeping world
that he gave
his own Son
to weep with us,
all the way to
the place of utter
forsakenness, that
whosoever believes in him
will not weep forever,
but have
everlasting joy.