Beatitudes: Mourn

Jesus is always bringing comfort and, today, is no different.  My father’s health has once again taken a turn for the worst.  Today, he stopped breathing for a few minutes and then started up, again.  It is like an emotional roller coaster.  We thought we may need to say goodbye; that may be the case.  It has been a long and difficult journey to make with Dad these past three years.  It would have been more difficult without the loving care of Hospice and our amazing spiritual family.  But, it has also been a time of great comfort as we have been given the promise of the Comforter; the Spirit of Christ. Today, I was reminded that I do not need to go forward in my own strength.  Jesus said, “Blessed are those who mourn, for they will be comforted.”  Matt 5:4 

Wherever you find yourself, today, Jesus stands ready to love you in that place.  Whether we are enjoying times of great happiness (everything going well and smoothly; a place of fulfillment), or difficult times and sadness (a place that challenges and tries to shake our faith), God is with us.  That is a promise from God.  As God’s children, our Father never told us that now that we belong to Him we will never have to face injustice or sorrow.  Our promise is that God will never leave us or forsake us.  His presence is our Comforter.  Today, I intend to let the Comforter hold my heart, how about you?  Will you invite God to do the same for you?  God is for you, not against you!