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Matthew 5:4 (The Message)

4. "You're blessed when you feel you've lost what is most dear to you. Only then can you be embraced by the One most dear to you.

Where are the words that express to someone who has lost a loved one? Why is it so difficult to convey to that person how you feel? I have asked these questions and more this week as a dear friend of mine lost her husband! My heart truly ached for her and her family, but it just seemed like I didn't have the "right" things to say. Now this is ironic, because she and I take counseling classes together! So you think I should know, right? Well, I can't tell you how inadequate I felt as I tried to express my condolences to her. Maybe there is really not anything that helps at the time, after all we do have a time of mourning as the Bible tells us. Maybe just letting the person know we are there for them, and especially that we are praying is sufficient. I don't believe we should ever try to explain or say things like "well, it was just their time", or "they will be better off". I just don't believe this is appropriate, and sometimes we can actually hurt someone by trying to have all the answers. Only God knows and He is the One with the bigger plan that we cannot see. After all He is the only One who can really comfort and bring peace anyway! I love the scripture above, please read it one more time. Bless you, my friends, have a wonderful Saturday!

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