Grief is Love - Preparation

Beloved, let us love one another, because love is from God.
1 John 4:7a NRSV

Peace: Day 5

For the kingdom of God is not food and drink but righteousness and peace and joy in the Holy Spirit.
Romans 14:17 NRSV

Grief is Sorrow - Preparation

Be gracious to me, O LORD, for I am in distress; my eye wastes away from grief, my soul and body also. For my life is spent with sorrow, and my years with sighing; my strength fails because of my misery, and my bones waste away.
Psalm 31:9-10 NRSV

Grief is Pain - Preparation

My anguish, my anguish! I writhe in pain! Oh, the walls of my heart! My heart is beating wildly; I cannot keep silent.
Jeremiah 4:19 NRSV

Grief is Work - Preparation

“Come to me, all you that are weary and are carrying heavy burdens, and I will give you rest. Take my yoke upon you, and learn from me; for I am gentle and humble in heart, and you will find rest for your souls. For my yoke is easy, and my burden is light.”
Matthew 11:28-30 NSRV

Grief is Growth - Preparation

For surely I know the plans I have for you, says the LORD, plans for your welfare and not for harm, to give you a future with hope.
Jeremiah 29:11 NRSV

Grief is Adjustment - Preparation

But this one thing I do: forgetting what lies behind and straining forward to what lies ahead, I press on toward the goal for the prize of the heavenly call of God in Christ Jesus.
Philippians 3:13-14 NRSV

Grief is Acceptance - Preparation

We know that in everything God works for good with those who love him, who are called according to his purpose.
Romans 8:28 RSV

Grief is Hope - Preparation

For God alone my soul waits in silence, for my hope is from him.
Psalm 62:5 NRSV

Grief is Trust - Preparation

Surely God is my salvation; I will trust, and will not be afraid, for the LORD GOD is my strength and my might; he has become my salvation.
Isaiah 12:2 NRSV