Powered by 4 - September 1, 2015

 

Through the Grief

Today's reading: 2 Samuel 18:19-19:8

When the news of Absalom’s death reaches David, he responds like a father. He is heartbroken and emotionally crushed, and openly weeps over the loss of his son. But David is still responsible for many people, even as a dethroned king. So although he is grieving, he has work to do.

This passage brought to mind when my dad passed away (quite a few years ago now). I had a very close relationship with my dad, and the fact that I could no longer talk or spend time with him felt awful. But even though I was sad and struggling, I knew my mom needed my help. She had just lost her husband of over 50 years and was devastated. Her life would never be the same and she was at a loss about how she would proceed. So I asked God to give me strength, and then helped my mom make immediate decisions as well as plans for her future. It was difficult, but a necessary step for both of us.

What did God impress on your heart from this passage? Tami

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