Grief guilt

Too many suffer from adding guilt to their grief. One area where this is true is with those who feel they’ve let God and/or their partner down or who question their own faith. They may feel that if they really believed in a wise and  loving  God and believe their partner is safe and happy in a new life they wouldn’t be grieving. I think it helps to remember that the Lord does not suggest we should not grieve and He does tell us that we will be comforted.  Two of many examples are found in John 14:18  “I will not leave you comfortless: I will come to you.” and in Matthew 5:4  “Blessed are they that mourn for they shall be comforted.”  Notice this does not say “Blessed are those who trust Me so much that they will not mourn.” The Lord expects us to grieve. It is part of coming to a place where we recognize our need for Him and are able to receive what He has to offer. God, being Love itself, understands our pain.

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