Grief & the promises of God

Grief & the promises of God

Weeks ago my life shattered because one of my brothers passed. 

In the weeks that followed I have cried and cried and cried.  I cry as I write this but I am forced to move forward. There are things to do and people who need care so I cannot curl up in a ball as I would like for a while. 

 I miss my brother.  

I have been trying to focus and move forward but it is hit and miss truthfully not sure if it is due to my grief or peri-menopause or peri-menopause exacerbated by grief.  

 A friend loves at all times, and a brother is born for a time of adversity.  Proverbs 17:17

This has been on display as I navigated the past few weeks.  I am thankful for my church for their support.   I am so truly thankful for my friends who have loved and supported me in the way that I needed.  

My head is swirling with all that is going on in the world the pandemic COVID-19 and racism and now fresh grief and what gives me hope, what is keeping me together is GOD.  

What is giving me the strength to keep going are the promises from the BIBLE.

I am going to share a few with you in hopes that you bring you some hope during your own struggle. 

Promise 1#

Be strong and courageous. Do not be afraid or terrified because of them, for the Lord your God goes with you; he will never leave you nor forsake you. Deuteronomy 31:6

 Promise #2 

And we know that in all things God works for the good of those who love him, who have been called according to his purpose Romans 8:28

 Promise #3 

Blessed are those who mourn, For they shall be comforted. Matthew 5:4

Matthew 5:4  Blessed are those who mourn for they will be comforted.

Promise #4

... You will grieve, but your grief will turn to joy. John 16:20

Promise #5  

And our hope for you is firm because we know that just as you share in our sufferings, so also you share in our comfort. 2 Corinthians 1:7

Promise #6 

He will wipe every tear from their eyes. There will be no more death or mourning or crying or pain, for the old order of things has passed away.” Rev  21:4

Promise #7

The Lord is close to the brokenhearted and saves those who are crushed in spirit.  Psalms 34:18

 Promise #8

Cast all your anxiety on Him because He cares for you 


 I hope this brings you a little comfort in your time of loss or suffering.   I hope that you remember that the one unshakable thing we have is GOD and to rely on His promises to touch us.  


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1 comment

So Sorry about the loss of your Brother.
Praying for your continued strength and healing during this process.
Beautiful encouraging promises from God’s word.
I have a family member who is in intensive care these words bring great comfort. Thanks for sharing.

Antoinette Gilchrist

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