Grief is the natural human emotion to losing something we loved, whether that something was a someone, an experience, or an expectation. It’s always accompanied by tears, and leaves your heart feeling hot and swollen, then cold and numb.
Feelings aside, grief raises one question—a question that seems to taunt us in the midst of our tears. That question is “Why?” Why did this happen? Why me? Why did it have to go this way? “Why…”
Does the Bible give us an answer? Yes, it does. I discovered the wonder of the Bible through the wisdom of its answer. It doesn’t spit out a one-and-done response. The answer is dynamic, real, and personal, spoken by Someone who knows me, and who knows you.
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;
those who mourn,
for they will
Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of mercies and God of all comfort, who comforts us in all our affliction, so that we may be able to comfort those who are in any affliction, with the comfort with which we ourselves are comforted by God. For as we share abundantly in Christ’s sufferings, so through Christ we share abundantly in comfort too. If we are afflicted, it is for your comfort and salvation; and if we are comforted, it is for your comfort, which you experience when you patiently endure the same sufferings that we suffer. Our hope for you is unshaken, for we know that as you share in our sufferings, you will also share in our comfort.
For we do not want you to be unaware, brothers, of the affliction we experienced in Asia. For we were so utterly burdened beyond our strength that we despaired of life itself. Indeed, we felt that we had received the sentence of death. But that was to make us rely not on ourselves but on God who raises the dead. He delivered us from such a deadly peril, and he will deliver us. On him we have set our hope that he will deliver us again. You also must help us by prayer, so that many will give thanks on our behalf for the blessing granted us through the prayers of many.
Our hearts ache,
but we always have joy.
For the Lord will not cast off forever, but, though he cause grief, he will have compassion according to the abundance of his steadfast love; for he does not afflict from his heart or grieve the children of men.
“Should we accept only good from God and not adversity?”
And he said, “Naked I came from my mother’s womb, and naked shall I return. The Lord gave, and the Lord has taken away; blessed be the name of the Lord.”
according to your word!
Brothers and sisters, we do not want you to be uninformed about those who sleep in death, so that you do not grieve like the rest of mankind, who have no hope.
I believe that I shall look upon the goodness of the Lord in the land of the living! Wait for the Lord; be strong, and let your heart take courage; wait for the Lord!
This is a wonderful album for those who are walking through tearful days. It creatively depicts the biblical hope of resurrection for those who are grieving and waiting for the clouds of sorrow to part.
“I Still Believe” tells Christian music star Jeremy Camp’s story of wading through love and loss. Meet his first love, Melissa, walk his journey to fame, and discover the inspiration behind his hit song, “I Still Believe.”