Hi friend. I want to encourage and comfort you today if your heart is hurting. Loss, tragedy, sickness, pain, etc., is never something that your heart is ready for – that it was created for. God never intended us to deal with those things. But in a fallen, broken world, we have to because of the natural consequences of sin. And it hurts. It throbs. It changes us. It happens, and we can’t do anything to stop it.
It can make us feel hopeless, scared, weak, and confused. And that’s the truth of it.
Your hurt shouldn’t be pushed away. It shouldn’t be ignored or muted. Pain, grief, and hurt is something that we naturally go through when something we love is taken away. I read a quote the other day that said, “Grief and pain is the price we pay for love”. When you love and value something, and it is taken away, how could you not feel pain and grief?
As I am going through this difficult season, I realized the other day that Jesus paid that price of grief and pain for us, because he loved us. I already knew that Jesus died for my sins (John 3:16), but my eyes were opened in a new way. Because of the value, the love He had (and has) for us, He had to pay that price. He had to live with us and go through what we go through, and lose his own life for our value, because He loved us. So He truly knows how we feel when we’re going through grief and pain.
For we do not have a high priest who is unable to sympathize with our weaknesses, but one who in every respect has been tempted as we are, yet without sin.Hebrews 4:15
Jesus feels your hurt and pain. And if you’ve given Him your heart, don’t you think that He feels everything it feels, and knows everything that you go through? (Psalm 56:8). The joy, the grief, the loss, the love, He knows your heart and feels every throb, every tear, every hope, and every hurt. And He comforts. He is the God of comfort, the Father of compassion.
Praise be to the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of compassion and the God of all comfort, who comforts us in all our troubles, so that we can comfort those in any trouble with the comfort we ourselves receive from God.2 Corinthians 1:3
And what is so beautiful, and one of the most comforting things I’ll ever know, is that He’ll never die. He did that once and for all and He rose again in victory, and is now alive! (Rom. 8:34). I know that even if everything I love is lost before my eyes, I will never lose my God. I am His and He is mine and that is a promise that is sealed in Heaven and can never be changed.
And I am convinced that nothing can ever separate us from God’s love. Neither death nor life, neither angels nor demons, neither our fears for today nor our worries about tomorrow—not even the powers of hell can separate us from God’s love. No power in the sky above or in the earth below—indeed, nothing in all creation will ever be able to separate us from the love of God that is revealed in Christ Jesus our Lord.Romans 8:38-39
So give your heart to Him; every fear, hurt, loss, insecurity, vulnerability. He will never leave or cheat you (Heb. 13:5). He’ll never go back on His promises, on His love. Surrender it up to Him and He will begin to heal, to comfort, and to teach your heart through the pain. Trust in Him during this season, and hope for the joy to come!
I remain confident of this: I will see the goodness of the LORD in the land of the living. Wait for the LORD; be strong and take heart and wait for the LORD.Psalm 27:13-14
Songs for comfort and hope
- Lay It All Down – Will Reagan & United Pursuit
- Met By Love – United Pursuit
- We Dance – Bethel
- Reckless Love – Cory Asbury
- Come To The River – Housefires
- Your Are My Peace – Housefires
I hope that this encouraged you today to trust in God and hope in the joy to come! ❤ Let me know your thoughts + questions in the comments below!
May the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace as you trust in Him, so that you may overflow with hope by the power of the Holy Spirit.Romans 15:13