Grief is never the final word…

Lydia's Birthday Party-Forest-Kody 209“You will grieve but your grief WILL turn to joy (John 16:20)

“Weeping may remain for a night, but rejoicing comes in the morning” (Ps. 30:5)

“He is faithful to complete it” (Phil. 1:6)

“He hath said” (Heb. 13:5)

He WILL NOT leave your life undone.  He can not.  All His words are true, and He is not a man that He could lie.

It is the nature of grief to raise raw feelings to such a level that it feels and even looks impossible for joy to follow the particular messes that you are aware of, grieving over….

Beware of trusting your feelings over His Word. Feelings ebb and flow and can be 100% lying to you, even as you’re 100% certain they’re accurate.

You can not make Him abandon his purposes; He is staying His course and will continue to do so.  He says rejoicing follows weeping.  HE SAYS IT.  Hold tight and corral all your imaginative abilities into picturing the joy that is certain to follow.

Grief is never the final word.  But joy is.