Lamentations 3:21 (KJV) This I recall to my mind, therefore have I hope. 22 It is of the Lord’s mercies that we are not consumed, because his compassions fail not.23 They are new every morning: great is thy faithfulness.

Grief is the process that helps you release your pain and deep pain to God. In your grief, you come to terms with your past and you find liberation to live in the reality of the present. On the other side of grief, you’ll find hope for the future. So if you harden your heart and refuse to grieve, you’re likely to get hurt both emotionally and spiritually. I thought it was important to remind you today “The Lord is faithful”!

The OT Book of Lamentations doesn’t provide pat answers for the suffering you’ll experience. If you’ll read it, you’ll discover that it’s all right to be real, to be angry, to be disappointed with life, and to be concerned about what tomorrow holds for you. God accepted Jeremiah being angry, tired, and discouraged, and he will accept you as well. Just as God honored the tears of Jeremiah, the Lord will honor your tears and pain.

Point to ponder- Grieving is likely to be the first step to bring healing for the present and hope for the future in your life. I’d like to honor you and the person, relationship, or even situation you are in pain and hurt over in this moment. The Lord is Faithful!

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Kingdom Blessings,

Pastor James Baker, Jr.

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