Memory Monday – Week 45

Today’s verse has brought a lot of comfort over the last month. Matthew 5:4 says, Blessed are those who mourn, for they will be comforted. This is the second verse in the beatitudes.

This verse isn’t talking about a casual grief or sorrow, but a deep heartache and grief. All throughout the bible there was mourning and grief. It started back in Genesis, with the fall of Adam in the garden. Every time there was mourning in the Bible it was because of a death, mourning over sin, mourning over the destruction sin brings, mourning over relationships, mourning over the suffering in this world, etc.

The beatitudes go completely against what the world tells us. The world tells us there is no hope while grieving. So how does someone in a stage of mourning, sadness, heartache, grief, loss, hurt, or pain feel comfort and blessings? Because of Christ!

I love the message version of this verse, ”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.” Isn’t that the truth? Don’t we gain more of Him when we are in a state of grief and mourning? The blessing this verse refers to is not dependent on our outward circumstances, but it is dependent on following Him.

God’s plan for us isn’t to leave us in a stage of mourning. We might land in that stage many times, but that is where He comes in. He heals us. He comforts us. He blesses us. He draws near to us.

Whatever you are mourning – whether a loss or relationship – remember God wants to help you through it. When you accept Him as your Savior and allow Him into your life He will fill you with comfort and blessings.

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14 Comments
  • Megan Davis
    Posted at 07:25h, 28 April Reply

    Amen! What a sweet reminder to know we find Him in the struggle!

  • Isabelle
    Posted at 08:38h, 28 April Reply

    Wow I had to read the Message version a few times… never thought of it that way. That’s powerful.

  • Morgan Brooks
    Posted at 11:43h, 28 April Reply

    Very good! thanks for sharing!

  • Jojo
    Posted at 12:56h, 28 April Reply

    I love this verse.

  • Cheryl Smith
    Posted at 16:31h, 28 April Reply

    Such a true post! And, we would never be able to really relate to the pain of others, if we never experienced pain ourselves. Our pain may be in different ways and on varying levels, but God is the God of ALL comfort. The comfort He comforts us with is for the purpose of us reaching out and comforting others. What a blessing to be a member of the body of Christ, where we can draw such strength in times of sorrow! Jesus was a Man of sorrows and acquainted with grief…He truly knows how we feel. He beckons us to His loving arms! Praying for you every day, dear friend, and sending lots of love your way.

  • Logan
    Posted at 17:57h, 28 April Reply

    I love this… blessed when we are at our absolute weakest.

  • Angela
    Posted at 19:22h, 28 April Reply

    How comforting knowing that the creator of the world can still relate to us in our lowest moments too.

  • Jennifer | The Deliberate Mom
    Posted at 21:39h, 28 April Reply

    I needed to read this Caroline. As I mentioned in my post today, this weekend had moments of sitting by my grandma’s bedside holding her hand. Her time is so close. She’s been suffering for over a decade. I want to be able to let go of her but it’s so hard. The grief is physically painful and I haven’t even lost her yet.

    I keep going to God. That’s all I can do.

    Thank you for sharing.
    xoxo

  • jennifer prod
    Posted at 22:04h, 28 April Reply

    i heard something the other day about suffering only working in private – when you share your suffering and open in up, it becomes communion. isn’t that a beautiful thought?

  • Jennifer T
    Posted at 22:42h, 28 April Reply

    This is really a beautiful verse! I hope you feel that comfort in your life right now. Thank you for sharing this!

  • Tania // Run to Radiance
    Posted at 15:22h, 29 April Reply

    Caroline! How random! I totally stumbled across your sight from Jennifer’s! Girl- thank you for sharing the Word and your heart so openly and clearly. Praying for you and your family, and mourning with you. xoxo

  • Bridget Meleski
    Posted at 19:18h, 29 April Reply

    Such a great verse! Thanks for sharing! Still praying for you and your family.

  • Charity
    Posted at 01:30h, 30 April Reply

    Amen!! I love that this scripture is also relative to relationships. God is so good.

  • Finley
    Posted at 04:06h, 01 May Reply

    I love that through all stages we can always be comforted by Christ and be drawn closer – such a lovely feeling knowing that!!!

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