Matthew 5:4 "Blessed are those who mourn, for they shall be comforted"
What a beautiful verse and an even more beautiful thought.
Mourning is hard, and it’s a journey - I’m sure we have all mourned something in our life times, big or small, so we all know the dreaded feeling of grief, and a broken heart hurts. I realised through the beauty of this verse that it’s ok to mourn. Often I find myself feeing as though I should have ‘got over it’ by now, I should have moved on. To the point where many of us often put on a front and pretend we're ok. I tend to push the grief to the back of my heart - until the moment where I can do nothing but face it and it's back swarming my heart and I’m weeping all over again. Do you know what? That’s ok. With each tear that falls and as our heart aches, our hearts are also healing. I love how God works.
So don’t fear facing your mourning, obviously there is a time and a place (crying at your desk at work probably isn’t ideal), but make space for it, make time to be honest with your feelings, and if it helps, journal it, write it down, process your heart, get it out of your system and allow your heart to heal.
It’s time for us to be free, God doesn’t want us to mourn everyday, there will be seasons, but when there are, He is there to comfort us. Don’t fear being honest with Him..
So make time this week, get your journal and a pen, play some music and wait..write..and be comforted..
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