“Grieving Where Grace Is Happening”

 2 Corinthians 9:8 KJV

[8] And God is able to make all grace abound toward you; that ye, always having all sufficiency in all things, may abound to every good work:

 God has enough grace to solve every dilemma you face, wipe every tear you cry, and answer every question you ask.

The Lord awaits your summons for great grace!! If you are in the grip of grief, you are standing where grace is happening.  Everywhere a child of God goes; grace is available and present to meet every need that might present itself.  Relying upon the sustaining power of great grace is not an immediate reaction when death comes unexpectedly, but Holy Spirit knows how to intercede on our behalf and impart peace in the midst of paralyzing pain.

Grief hurts and is so unpredictable and sometimes unrecognizable. It will show up uninvited and without any one to announce its arrival.  Sometimes it shows up through a smell, or a seemingly familiar face, a certain time of year, or a favorite song.  However it appears, it impacts in heart wrenching ways. Grief hurts and grief work is hard to make sense of. Our resolve and refuge must rest upon the grace of Almighty God.

So often we wonder if God can bring life again in the midst of darkness and disillusionment. His ways are truly higher than our ways and his mercies continue to be new every morning.  Grief can cause a spirit to journey through the dark night of the soul grasping for a breath of hope after each wave of hurt.  However, the process of travel is never without the companionship of Holy Spirit and others who will walk in solidarity with our pain.

Grief has to be felt and experienced while not knowing how long it will last.  Let me assure you that you will emerge in time to strength and a season of stillness from the storm.  Take a little time to slow down and sit with Jesus as you are heavy laden and he will give you rest.  His arms provide a comfort that one cannot receive from anyone else.  His embrace is tailor made just for your hurting heart.

We are encouraged to position ourselves in the company of others who can understand our plight and be present with us while we make sense of our loss.  It will take time, but God is not limited to time and will step into time and control its existence in our experience.  God alone will measure out our mourning and grant us the power to stand.


Under His Mercy,

Apostle Nixon