Friday, October 21, 2016

Grief is Great

I just saw someone post this line- Grief is great- a few days ago. Seems it is a line out of The Magician's Nephew by C.S. Lewis.  It struck a chord with me. Actually it has been pounding in my head since I saw it.

Have you noticed the blog has been quieter than normal lately?  There was a time when I posted EVERY single Monday, Wednesday and Friday.  I did not miss a day, because I knew there were a few of you out there waiting for me to say something.  Anything.  (Or, maybe that was just my hope.)

But lately, it has been just hard to write.  To put words on paper usually comes fairly easily for me. But not now.  Why?

Because Grief is Great.

No need to share the details for now, but suffice to say our family has been passing through some pretty dark waters.  Dark enough that it simply takes my breath away to think about at times.

My heart hurts for me.  My hearts hurts for our family.  My heart hurts for the people I love and the friends that love us.

Grief is great.

And it is a minutely reminder of how much I need Christ.

When the tears come, which seem to be all. of. the. time. these days, and I can barely catch my breath, I have no other place to turn but to God.

I saw this on facebook recently-

Those are things I have tried to rally myself with for weeks.  In the middle of the pain, I have told myself to stop worrying.  To just breathe.  To not quit.

But the biggest thing I have had to tell myself that is NOT on that picture is to TRUST God.

When life gets hard, He is with us.
When tears come, He understands.
When we doubt, He reassures us.
When we are hurt, He brings comfort.
When we are taken by surprise, He is NOT!
When we feel like things are spinning out of control, He has a plan.

And when Grief if great- He loves us through it.

All this to say-
You are not alone in your trials and suffering.  Perfect people and a perfect world do not exist.
But a perfect God does.

And I am leaning into Him to get us through.  Are you?

The Lord is close to the brokenhearted and saves 
those who are crushed in spirit.



  1. Praying for you to have God's strength and comfort.

  2. I am so sorry things are hard right now. Praying for your family.

  3. I don't know what you are going through, but my heart hurts fur you and your sweet family, long time friend. I'm going to pray you through it. All my love to you, Clark, and your beautiful family. All things work to the good of those who love Him who have been called according to His purpose. God never allows us to suffer without purpose. He uses the suffering to mold us into the people He wants us to be. Also, do not worry about anything, but in everything through prayer and supplication with thanksgiving present your requests to the Lord, and the peace of God which transcends all understanding will guard your hearts and minds in Christ Jesus. I lean on these verses daily. May God give you peace.

  4. Praying for y'all. Ihope Psalm 27:13-14 is an encouragement to you... "I would have despaired unless I had believed that I would see the goodness of the LORD in the land of the living.
    Wait for the LORD; Be strong and let your heart take courage; Yes, wait for the LORD."


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