Mourning The Loss Of A Friend

Q. I am a believer. I am struggling with the death of a loved one, (untimely and tragic….aged 20). Over a year has passed. Job chapter 3, verse 3, would sum up my feelings, as well as my thoughts. Any Information that you may have to offer in your capacity as a bible teacher would be much appreciated. Thanks.

 

A. Job 3:3 says, “May the day of my birth perish, and the night it was said, ‘A boy is born!’” It means, “I wish I was never born.” It’s not unusual to mourn the loss of a loved one, even for a year, and to be so sad about it you sometimes wish you were never born.

Jesus sought solitude after the death of John the Baptist (Matt. 14:13) and wept at the tomb of Lazarus (John 11:35). I don’t know any of the circumstances surrounding your loss, but I do know that you have a Lord who understands, having been in your shoes. Going to Him with your grief can only bring comfort for “He was a man of sorrows, familiar with suffering.” (Isaiah 53:3)

Ask Him to deliver you from this grief while helping you retain your fond memories. If you permit it, He will help carry your burden at the same time He’s helping you heal.

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