Thursday, May 8, 2008

Blessing and Mourning

Blessed are those who mourn, for they shall be comforted. Matthew 5:4 NIV
Without a doubt, this has been the hardest few months of my life.I'm fine on moment and crying the next. The only word that I can use to describe it is: disappointing.
I find myself mourning, weeping, crying without relief.
And yet, I am blessed.
I'm thankful for the blessing that comes from mourning. The blessing that's found in saying goodbye to a season and chapter in your life. The blessing that comes from the pain of loss and the hurt of disappointed hopes. The blessing of His presence in a time of complete and sheer aloneness. The blessing of tears. The blessing of regret. The blessing of standing still because it hurts too much to move forward. The blessing of grief and all that it encompasses. The blessing of such sorrow that leaves me with the truth of His unfailing love.

You are blessed when you feel you've lost what is more dear to you. Only then can you be embraced by the One most dear to you. Matthew 5:4 The Message


Jen said...

Mourning is so very painful, especially if we feel alone in it, bless you as you mourn. and know that Joy is on the fact, just as you have seen in your own life with friends and the girls....there are snippets of joy IN the mourning; or maybe it would be more accurate to say that there are snippets of mourning in our JOY.
Peace to you.

Shaun and Holly said...

I don't like pain...seems like there is so much suffering in our lives. It's really hard isn't it?

In the midst of your suffering I pray that you will feel the comfort of your heavenly Father.

Hang in there. Love and peace to you.

Nadine said...

I pray that in the midst of your mourning the Lord would bring great comfort to your mind, spirit and heart.

Brambleberry said...

Bless you, my dear.