“Blessed are those who mourn, for they will be comforted.”

Matthew 5:4

Unlike yesterday’s verse, I can totally relate to this one. 

It has been a rough year. The loss of family on my husband’s side, started us off; losing 3 of my husband’s aunts. Then between my husband and I we have lost 3 friends within a month of each other. 

What I have come to realize is each loss has hit us a little bit differently. How we mourned and how we have grieved has been in direct proportion to how we felt and loved the person we lost. Pay attention it did not say how much we loved them but HOW we loved them. I have learned that there is not a “normal” way to mourn, there is just mourning. The feelings, the emptiness, the rhythm that is missing because of the loss plays differently for each one. 

You may be out there grieving a loss today, and people are telling you all the things you need to be doing to move through the steps of grief. I want you to know that it is ok, to just rest in the Lord and let Him provide comfort and peace for you during this time. It is his promise to you and it is not contingent on you checking things off of a grief checklist. So today just be comforted that God has you, and your grief and He wants to comfort you! 

Daily DIVAS Challenge: 

  1. Trust that God can and will provide comfort
  2. Read this verse over and over until you receive it
  3. Reach out to someone grieving today and just let them know you love them