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Tuesday, October 6, 2009
It is good for me to have been afflicted, that I might know how to speak a word in season to one that is weary."
~Charles H. Spurgeon
As I am still unmarried, I don't yet understand that loss or grief. But watching these families go through this has made me hope and pray that if God should see fit to bring me through something like, I would still rejoice through the pain and say with the author of Lamentations,
The steadfast love of the Lord never ceases; his mercies never come to an end;
they are new every morning; great is your faithfulness..."
Have you ever thought about that before?
In light of this, here is a wonderful and helpful post by Molly Piper on the subject.
It helped me have an alternative to the "helpless" feeling I had when thinking of comforting my grieving friends. And to quote:
Monday, October 5, 2009
Where shall I go from your Spirit? Or where shall I flee from your presence? If I ascend to heaven, you are there! If I make my bed in Sheol, you are there! If I take the wings of the morning and dwell in the uttermost parts of the sea, even there your hand shall lead me, and your right hand shall hold me. If I say, "Surely the darkness shall cover me, and the light about me be night," even the darkness is not dark to you; the night is bright as the day, for darkness is as light with you.
For you formed my inward parts; you knitted me together in my mother’s womb. I praise you, for I am fearfully and wonderfully made. Wonderful are your works; my soul knows it very well. My frame was not hidden from you,when I was being made in secret, intricately woven in the depths of the earth.Your eyes saw my unformed substance; in your book were written, every one of them, the days that were formed for me, when as yet there was none of them.
How precious to me are your thoughts, O God! How vast is the sum of them! If I would count them, they are more than the sand. I awake, and I am still with you.
Oh that you would slay the wicked, O God! O men of blood, depart from me! They speak against you with malicious intent; your enemies take your name in vain! Do I not hate those who hate you, O LORD? And do I not loathe those who rise up against you? I hate them with complete hatred; I count them my enemies.
Search me, O God, and know my heart! Try me and know my thoughts! And see if there be any grievous way in me, and lead me in the way everlasting!