Monday, August 1, 2011

Peace in Grief

These last two days have had their share of deep sadness, but the grief is not void of hope.

Beth Moore—Living Beyond Yourself: Exploring the Fruit of the Spirit

"…peace means the absence of fear and turmoil, not the absence of pain and grief…

We can be filled with sadness and still possess a wonderful sense of God's peace. Perhaps it is at that moment beyond all others when the peace of God transcends all understanding…

Our goal is not the absence of sorrow in our grieving, but rather that we refuse to grieve 'as those who have no hope'(1 Thess. 4:13). "


  1. The heart doesn't understand intellect.

    we think or know (intellectually) that we don't have to feel a certain way or SHOULD feel a certain way by now, but our heart doesn't understand that language.

    God understands all languages.

    Still praying.

  2. Thinking of you, my friend. You have come SO far! Love you. Mel