by: Zig Zigler
As you are hurting, may I suggest some things that have helped me in hard times? First of all, I urge you to find strength in applying God’s Word for yourself. Here’s what I mean. One morning after Suzan’s death, I was reading in Psalm 46. Verse 1 was enormously encouraging to me when I applied it this way: “God is my refuge and strength, a very present help in my time of trouble.” I’ve since found it a powerful comfort to read such psalms aloud like this.
Look expectantly in Scripture for God to provide you with fresh insights, joy, and help: “My soul melts away for sorrow; strengthen me according to your word!” (Psalm 119:28). He wants to heal your hurts while He strengthens your faith.
It makes perfect sense that God wants you to express your dependence upon Him daily in Prayer. Tell Him how you’re feeling. Grief is the price you pay for caring. God’s grace is the solution to any burden you carry. Your recovery to a great extent lies in your daily communication with Him. I like the way the psalmist put it: “I love the Lord, because he has heard my voice and my pleas for mercy. Because he inclined his ear to me, therefore I will call on him as long as I live.” (Psalm 116:1-2)
Taken from “I Know You Are Hurting”, Good News Publishers