God loves you. “ The Lamb, who was killed before the origin of the world, is a man who has received support, splendor, wisdom, power, refinement, whole month, respect, faith and silt। Let him be glorified forever. ”Now came true Amen। In this world you have received everything but so far Jesus has not believed in Christ, you are the saddest and most righteous man ! The poorest people on earth are not without money but without Jesus Amen ! Your first need and need is the forgiveness of eternal security sins, salvation and eternal life – “ Behold, the Lamb of God who has raised the sin of the world’।And he is atonement for our sins, and not only for us, but also for the sins of the whole world। The only Creator God – Ekmatra Caste Man – Ekkatra Blood Red – Ekkatra Problem Sin – Ekkatra Solution Jesus Christ Do you know that there is eternal life even after the deer only God loves you ! Because God loved the world so much that he gave it to his only born Son – No one who believes in him is unhappy, But he may have eternal life, but God reveals his love for us: Christ died for us when we were sinners। Because you are saved by grace by faith; And it is not from you, it is God’s donation; He who is waking up to my door every day hears me waiting for the pillars of my doors, Blessed is that man। But God reveals his love for us: Christ died for us, while we are sinners। But in all these things we are even more than the winners by him, who loved us। Because I have been completely unarmed, neither death nor life, nor angels, neither the princes, nor the rights, nor the things that come from now, nor the things that come later, neither the heights, nor the deep, Neither any other creation can separate us from the love of God in our Lord Christ Jesus। Love is in this – not that we loved God, but that He loved us and sent his Son to be atone for our sins। For God made sin for us, who did not know that we would be the righteousness of God। Jesus said to him: “ Bato, truth and life are me; No one comes to the Father except me. ” Your word is a light for my feet, and a light for my way। I cried before Miramire fell bright; I hope in your word। My eyes are open at night’s guard to meditate on your word। And call me on the day of the storm; I will deliver you, and you will raise me। He cures those with broken hearts and binds them to the ointment of their injuries। You will be in me and ask for whatever you want if my words are in you, and that will be done for you।

How Biblical Truths Can Transform Grief into Trust

One of the most beautiful passages in the

Hebrew Scriptures says that the Lord will:

comfort those who mourn and provide for those who grieve…to bestow on them a crown of beauty instead of ashes, the oil of joy instead of mourning, and a garment of praise instead of a spirit of despair. – Isaiah 61:2-3

What a relevant biblical promise for so many who are hurting these days due to health problems, marital strife, job loss, financial hardship, and worse.

Relevant, that is, if we understand the word pictures that the prophet Isaiah employs in these verses. In biblical times, abject sorrow, grief, mourning, anguish, and despair were expressed in very tangible and physical terms. The individual, couple, family, community, or citizens of a given region would:

1. Tear the garments they were wearing.

2. Throw ashes and dust on their heads.

3. Tear out, cut off, or shave the hair on their heads.

4. Remove their shoes, refrain from wearing nice clothes, quit using facial creams or oils, and stop perfuming themselves.

5. Dress in sackcloth—the equivalent of wearing a rough, scratchy, but sturdy farmer’s market potato sack.

6. Sit in silence or cry or weep and then sing songs of lament.

7. Fast, refraining from food and sometimes from water for a time.

But we’ve come a long way in our faith journey, and have been reconciled through Christ. And God wants to clothe you in a garment of praise and joy, to lift you above your grieving.

So, what are some of the ways today that we can submit ourselves to God and demonstrate our trust in His mercy, grace, forgiveness, and love?

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Invite the Divine Work of Humility

Let’s remember that while physical expressions of humility before God may take different forms in various cultures, they’re as valid today as ever. Such physical expressions of humility before God can include bowing down before God, lying prostrate on the floor before God, weeping over sin in our lives or the lives of others, washing each other’s feet, praying for one another, and taking time off work for the purpose of silence and meditation and prayer and Bible reading. Taking time to physically grieve is part of healing.

Physical expressions of humility before God can also include doing difficult or menial but necessary acts of service in the church, in the workplace, in institutions of learning, in hospitals and care centers, on the streets and rescue missions, in your home, in other people’s homes, and in the community at large.

As well, physical expressions of humility can include public confession.

Rejoice That Life Is a Long Lesson in Humility

For our wedding 38 years ago, someone gave my wife, Renee, and me a napkin holder imprinted with that statement. If you think about it, that’s a very bold and telling thing to say to a young couple—but very true. And very good. Even when the lessons are hard.

Humility is not denying the amazing strengths, talents, abilities, blessings, and gifts of God at work in and through my life. Humility is dependence on Jesus Christ and the strong awareness that God is at work in all his love and power in the other person’s life just as he is in mine.

Let’s rejoice that in time humility bears rich fruit. True, Renee and I have learned hard lessons in humility through grieving—including several severe losses of our own—but we have learned the sweetness of humility as well. Because God is near to the humble, God gives grace to the humble.

One of the Paths to Humble Trust Is Thankfulness

In seasons of grieving, it helps to offer thankfulness for what God has done in and through our lives, in the lives of those we love, and in the lives of our church family.

What about you? Where is your heart today? Are you wholeheartedly following Jesus Christ? Are you dependent on Him? Do you feel humble, righteous, and wise in the Lord’s eyes? Do you feel cleansed, forgiven, blessed, and honored by God?

Do you feel thankful for all He’s done in your life and in our midst? I hope so.

Or perhaps you’re feeling conflicted inside. Maybe you’ve experienced crushing circumstances or overwhelming temptations that have all but shipwrecked your faith. Perhaps you’ve lost more money this past year than you ever thought possible. Perhaps you’ve lost the best job you’ve ever had, to boot.

Let’s never forget that the Lord will comfort those who mourn and provide solace for those who grieve—bestowing on them a crown of beauty instead of ashes, the oil of gladness instead of mourning, and a garment of praise instead of a spirit of despair. (Isaiah 61:2-3).

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10 Biblical Truths to Affirm While Grieving

1. I believe God blesses those who are humble. See Psalm 18:27Psalm 138:6Psalm 147:6Psalm 149:4Proverbs 3:34Isaiah 29:19Isaiah 57:15Isaiah 66:2Matthew 23:12James 4:6, and 1 Peter 5:5

2. I believe God is compassionate. See Deuteronomy 13:17Psalm 25:6Psalm 51:1Psalm 103:13Psalm 145:9Isaiah 30:18Isaiah 49:13Isaiah 54:8Jonah 4:2, and Luke 15:20.

3. I believe not everyone has the same amount of faith—some have little faith, some have great faith. See Matthew 6:30Matthew 8:10Matthew 17:20Acts 6:5Acts 11:22-241 Corinthians 12:92 Corinthians 10:15, and James 2:5.

4. I believe God fulfills all of His promises. See Deuteronomy 7:9Deuteronomy 8:18Deuteronomy 9:5Joshua 14:101 Kings 8:151 Kings 8:14Nehemiah 1:5Nehemiah 9:32Psalm 146:6Lamentations 2:17Daniel 9:4, and 2 Corinthians 1:20.

5. I believe sin produces countless struggles and sorrows in this life. See Genesis 3:17-19Exodus 34:7Leviticus 26:18Numbers 14:18Deuteronomy 5:9Joshua 22:20Ezra 9:13Nehemiah 9:33Psalm 32:10Psalm 34:21Isaiah 13:11Ezekiel 18:20Amos 3:2Romans 2:5, and Galatians 6:7.

6. I believe life on this earth is only temporal. See 2 Kings 19:26Job 14:1Psalm 39:4-5Psalm 89:47-48Psalm 90:5Isaiah 40:6Matthew 6:27James 1:10James 4:14, and 1 Peter 1:24.

7. I believe God offers eternal life to all who trust Him. See John 3:16John 3:36John 5:24John 6:40John 11:25-26John 20:311 Timothy 1:16, and 1 John 5:13.

8. I wholeheartedly believe God’s promises for believers today. See Acts 2:38-39Ephesians 3:6Hebrews 4:1Hebrews 6:17-18Hebrews 10:23Hebrews 12:26, and 2 Peter 3:9.

9. I believe God allows both the godly and the godless to experience trials, suffering, and pain in this life. See Ruth 1:13Job 1:1Job 1:13-19Psalm 9:13Psalm 38:6Ecclesiastes 2:22-23Jeremiah 7:8Matthew 17:12Matthew 26:39Luke 4:25-27John 9:1-3, and John 16:33.

See also Acts 8:1Acts 20:19Romans 1:27Romans 8:17-23Philippians 1:291 Thessalonians 2:142 Thessalonians 1:4-5Hebrews 10:32-341 Peter 1:6-71 Peter 2:21-23, and Revelation 16:10-11.

10. I believe this world won’t be free of suffering until the Lord makes the new heavens and new earth. See Isaiah 25:6-8Romans 8:20-21, and Revelation 21:4

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7 Biblical Commands to Obey So Grieving Can Renew Trust

1. I humble myself before God. See 2 Chronicles 7:14Ezra 8:21Psalm 138:6Micah 6:8Luke 18:9-14James 1:21James 4:7, and 1 Peter 5:6.

2. I look to the Lord, who comforts me. See Psalm 10:17Psalm 23:4Psalm 71:20-21Psalm 119:50Isaiah 52:9Matthew 5:4Acts 9:312 Corinthians 1:3-7Philippians 2:1, and 2 Thessalonians 2:16-17.

3. I am patient even in the midst of difficult circumstances. See Psalm 27:14Proverbs 25:15Ecclesiastes 7:8Romans 8:25Romans 12:122 Corinthians 6:6Galatians 5:22Colossians 1:11Colossians 3:12Titus 2:2Hebrews 10:36James 1:12James 5:10-11, and 1 Peter 2:19-20.

4. I keep my faith even in the midst of trials. See Romans 5:32 Corinthians 6:42 Thessalonians 1:4-52 Timothy 2:3Hebrews 10:35-36James 1:3James 5:111 Peter 1:5-71 Peter 5:8-11, and Revelation 2:10.

5. I put my hope and trust in God. See Psalm 25:5Psalm 25:21Psalm 31:14Psalm 34:8Psalm 56:4Psalm 62:8Psalm 130:7Psalm 146:5Proverbs 3:5Proverbs 22:19Isaiah 26:4Isaiah 50:10, and Lamentations 3:24.

See also John 3:18John 12:44John 14:1Galatians 2:201 Timothy 4:101 Timothy 6:17Hebrews 4:14, and Hebrews 10:23.

6. I put my hope and trust in God’s Word. See Psalm 33:4Psalm 19:7Psalm 119:43Psalm 119:74Psalm 119:81Psalm 119:114Psalm 119:147, and Psalm 130:5.

7. I wait for the Lord to lift me up. See 1 Samuel 2:7Psalm 3:3Psalm 145:14James 4:7-8, and 1 Peter 5:6.

For he that findeth me shall find life, and shall receive mercy from the Lord. But he that sinneth against me, harmeth his own soul; All those who hate me love death.’ Proverb. 8:35-36 But God shows his love for us in this: While we were still sinners, Christ died for us. Romans 5:8 He committed no sin, nor was any guile found in his mouth; He did not rebuke in return; He did not threaten when he suffered, but committed himself to the righteous judge. He Himself bore our sins in His own body on the cross, that we might die to sins and live to righteousness; By His stripes you were healed. 1 st. Proverb. 8:35-36 Nor is salvation in any other; For there is no other name under heaven given among men by which we must be saved.” Acts 4:12 Jesus said to him: “I am the way, the truth, and the life; No one comes to the Father except through me.” John 14:6 Behold, he comes with the clouds, and every eye shall see him, even those who despise him; And all the tribes of the earth will mourn because of him. So be it! Amen! Revelation 1:7 And he was clothed in blood; And his name is called ‘Word of God’. Revelation 19:13 “And behold, I come quickly; And I have my reward to give to every man according to his work. I am Alpha and Omega, the beginning and the end, the first and the last.” Revelation 22:12-13 Note: Today people don’t even have time to go to heaven. Believe in Jesus Christ and you will receive forgiveness of sins, salvation and eternal life.

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