You can tell the nation is in mourning. So many things have happened in the last week or so. The burden has been placed on believers to hold the ones suffering. The sky is crying. I don’t know how’s it’s been where you live, but where I am, it has been gloomy, raining and kind of depressing.
To support others we don’t have to deny the way we feel, but to process it. Part of supporting those in pain is not only providing them with encouraging words. Sometimes silence and listening are the best gifts we can give to someone who is saddened. Allowing them to vent, and process their feelings safely.
Yes, it is ok to feel anger. Yes it is ok to feel sad. Yes it is ok to express those things in order to be able to move on. So as we pray for comfort, let’s rest in the best place we can.
As I heard this song during worship at church this morning, I could see the arms of God wrapped around the grieving parents, the grieving families (not only from Connecticut but all the other loses that have occurred in the last few days), the grieving neighbors and the grieving nation. It has given me the comfort to know that Jesus is there during my pain and yours too. Close your eyes for just one second and allow his presence to surround you and give you the peace that surpasses all understanding.