Grief Explained

I don’t pretend to understand how grief works, but I do think I’m beginning to understand that grief is a normal process that looks different in each person. My way of grieving may not look like yours, but it is in no way lesser or greater. The part I love is that for those who have placed their hope in Christ, we do not grieve without hope or purpose. We know that Jesus redeems grief and that death no longer has the final word. But even knowing the end of the story and how He would soon raise Lazarus from the grave, He still grieved.

Grief and lament are a part of this life in a beautiful but broken world. But so is joy. And we can fully enter into a season of grief without exiting the sphere of joy. Both can coexist.

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