Blessed are those who mourn, for they will be comforted (Matthew 5:4).
It’s good to mourn.
Oh maybe not good in the sense of, “Woohooo, my heart is breaking, I’ve lost everything I love—let’s get ice cream and cheesy puffs!”
Not good in that sense.
Good in the sense that it’s a natural part of who we are. It’s healthy; it shows that we love. After all, we do not mourn that which we did not love.
God mourns. Jesus mourned Jerusalem (Matt. 23:37). He wept at the grave of Lazarus. I believe that the Father mourns those who choose to live and die apart from him. When we mourn, we show that we are made in his image. We reveal the stamp of our Creator.
And when we mourn, we are comforted.
There’s the promise. The God of all peace, all healing, all love, stands ready to comfort us in our loss. And that comfort outweighs our pain.
So, once again God invites us to be vulnerable and rest in his protection, to be weak and draw on his strength, to be empty and let him fill us, to be broken and allow him to restore.
When we are weak, he is strong—in us and through us.
What have you lost, Beloved? What do you mourn?
Walk in his comfort today.
Happy Tuesday, Beloved