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Finding Joy in Grief

Jan 17, 2020 by: Katy Fults

Grief is a tricky thing to have to explain. There are all sorts of stages, and just when you think you’re over one, another one hits. You’ll be fine one day and a mess the next. And while grief gets easier over time, it never really leaves you. It’s always there, lingering.

If you’ve experienced a loss of any sort – whether it’s a loved one, a relationship, a failed dream, something you’ve had to let go of – you will have really, really strong days. When you feel like you’ve conquered the pain and you’re able to move on. And then you wake up the next morning and you feel everything all over again. And then some days, you’re in between stages, and all you’re wanting is to be on the other side. Don’t lose hope in these moments. Find joy in them. This is when God is working in you. And hold onto hope. You are going to come out on the other side. And so much stronger than before.

What’s the price of a pet canary? Some loose change, right? And God cares what happens to it even more than you do. He pays even greater attention to you, down to the last detail – even numbering the hairs on your head! (Matthew 10:29-30 The Message)

The Lord lifts the fallen and those ben beneath their loads. (Psalm 145:14 TLB)

He will wipe every tear from their eyes, and there will be no more death or sorrow or crying or pain. All these things are gone forever. (Revelation 21:4 NLT)

Prayer:
God, on the days when it really hurts, I know You’re going to sustain me through this grief. Thank You for being faithful.

This is an excerpt from 100 Days to Dream Your Heart Out by Katy Fults. If you are enjoying this series, consider purchasing a copy of this book to bless someone that could use daily words of encouragement to rest in God’s peace. Shop all DaySpring Books and Devotionals.

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Dream Your Heart Out

You know those dreams you have hiding in your heart? God has placed them there like seeds, fully anticipating the day they’ll bloom into full color in your life. If now seems like the perfect time to start dreaming your heart out, this uplifting daily devotional series will quietly help you weed out your fears, unearth your vision, and sow new hope day by day until God’s dreams for you blossom in the light of His love.

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