How can God use my grief for good? - Grief - TouchPoints

How can God use my grief for good?

2 Corinthians 7:10For the kind of sorrow God wants us to experience leads us away from sin and results in salvation. There’s no regret for that kind of sorrow. But worldly sorrow, which lacks repentance, results in spiritual death.

Joel 2:13“Don’t tear your clothing in your grief, but tear your hearts instead.” Return to the Lord your God, for he is merciful and compassionate, slow to get angry and filled with unfailing love. He is eager to relent and not punish.

Your times of grief can lead to confession, repentance, and a restored relationship with God. When grief leaves your soul empty, God can fill it with more than you ever dreamed.

Lamentations 3:20-23I will never forget this awful time, as I grieve over my loss. Yet I still dare to hope when I remember this: The faithful love of the Lord never ends! His mercies never cease. Great is his faithfulness; his mercies begin afresh each morning.

Grief can renew your hope in God. In your grief, hang onto the knowledge that the “faithful love of the LORD never ends!”

Psalm 30:11-12You have turned my mourning into joyful dancing. You have taken away my clothes of mourning and clothed me with joy, that I might sing praises to you and not be silent. O Lord my God, I will give you thanks forever!

Grief can lead to a time of praise and thanksgiving to God.

2 Corinthians 1:4He comforts us in all our troubles so that we can comfort others. When they are troubled, we will be able to give them the same comfort God has given us.

Your grief can give you the ability to better comfort others. Grief is a teacher that helps you learn compassion for others who are grieving.