Grief is an intense, deep and profound sorrow, especially as a result of a death. That’s why you find yourself crying over a pack of ham slices at the local grocery, or a 34 year-old-crown that can be glued back on and thus save you a root canal. You might even be overwhelmed by a grandchild who just learned to walk. Or even a bottle of foundation that won’t run dry, when you have no extra cash. Oh, the list is endless.
You can call it heartache, anguish, or even misery. The name does not matter. Grief is a profound heaviness within us. Death changes us. The only way to live with that change is to have a constant permanent sense of who we are and what we stand for.
When everything seems too much to bear, the best place to stand is on the Rock.
“These words I speak to you are not incidental additions to your life, homeowner improvements to your standard of living. They are foundational words, words to build a life on. If you work these words into your life, you are like a smart carpenter who built his house on solid rock. Rain poured down, the river flooded, a tornado hit—but nothing moved that house. It was fixed to the rock. (Matthew 7:24-25, MSG)
Prayer- Lord, steady us on the Rock, The Christ. Amen.