Grieving From A To Z - PowerStrokeNation : Ford Powerstroke Diesel Forum
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
post #1 of 1 (permalink) Old 11-14-2011, 01:08 PM Thread Starter
7.3 PSD Mythology Expert
 
Powerstroke Racer's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2007
Location: Houston Tx
Posts: 7,726
Grieving From A To Z

Jerusalem was engulfed in flames, and the prophet Jeremiah wept. His prediction of divine judgment had largely gone unheeded. Now his terrible prophecy had come to pass with horrifying vividness. The short book of Lamentations records the prophetís grieving process over the destruction of Jerusalem.

Jeremiah organized the book around the 22 letters of the Hebrew alphabet, using a technique of alphabetic acrostics to aid the reader in memorizing the passages more easily. But using this technique also shows that he didnít cut short his grieving process. He took deliberate and intentional time to reflect upon and even to write down his heartbreak. You might say he was learning to grieve from A to Z.

In the midst of his grief, the comfort of God surfaced. Reminders of Godís sovereignty and goodness gave the prophet hope as he faced the future: ďThe Lord will not cast off forever. Though He causes grief, yet He will show compassion according to the multitude of His merciesĒ (Lam. 3:31-32).

If youíve recently experienced a painful loss, remember to take adequate time to grieve and to reflect upon Godís goodness. Then you will be able to experience His comfort and hope for the future.



To experience Godís comfort
While youíre suffering with grief,
Try to focus on Godís goodness,
And Heíll bring your heart relief. óSper

God allows sorrows and tears today
to open our hearts to the joys of tomorrow.

David Lott
Quote:
Experience is what you get when you don't get what you want!!!
No purpose no happiness, know purpose know happiness ---> Happiness is a direction not a destination.
To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
Powerstroke Racer is offline  
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now



In order to be able to post messages on the PowerStrokeNation : Ford Powerstroke Diesel Forum forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.

User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.

Password:


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:
OR

Log-in










Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page
Display Modes
Linear Mode Linear Mode



Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome