GRIEVING  WITH  HOPE   |   Day 2


Ecclesiastes 3:1-8,11 “There is a time for everything, and a season for every activity under the heavens: a time to be born and a time to die, a time to plant and a time to uproot, a time to kill and a time to heal, a time to tear down and a time to build, a time to weep and a time to laugh, a time to mourn and a time to dance, a time to scatter stones and a time to gather them, a time to embrace and a time to refrain from embracing, a time to search and a time to give up, a time to keep and a time to throw away, a time to tear and a time to mend, a time to be silent and a time to speak, a time to love and a time to hate, a time for war and a time for peace. What do workers gain from their toil?  He has made everything beautiful in its time. He has also set eternity in the human heart; yet no one can fathom what God has done from beginning to end.”

These words of wisdom and perspective are like a salve for our wounds.  Read through them a few times (sing ‘Turn! Turn! Turn!’ by The Byrds if you choose).  Spend some time praying about about the wide range of experiences that make our lives full.