HOLY GRIEF : ANOTHER PERSPECTIVE PART 3

  • Part 3 : A much different perspective on grief and sorrow. What do you think? What have you experienced?


    Sorrow Not! Winning Over Grief and Sorrow by Kenneth Copeland, 1989 Eagle Mountain International Church Inc. aka Kenneth Copeland Ministries, Kenneth Copeland Publications, Fort Worth TX.


    As a believer, you do have hope - not just for physical death is concerned but in every other circumstance as well. In order to partake of sorrow about a particular situation, you're going to have to reject the hope you've been given through Calvary concerning that situation. You can't have hope and sorrow at the same time!


    "But, Brother Copeland," you may say, "aren't grief and sorrow just natural emotions?"


    Yes they are. That's what makes them so dangerous. We've seen them as such a natural part of life that we haven't even questioned them. As believers, we've just opened the church door and let them come right in.


    Most people don't realize it, but those sorrowful old hymns we've sung on Sundays aren't much different from the secular blues songs I used to sing years ago. It was a shock to me when I first came out of the beer joints and into the Body of Christ to hear Christian folks singing songs written by guys I'd known in my early days.


    By their own admission, they didn't know Jesus and didn't plan to know Him. But they sure knew how to write sorrowful, gut-wrenching music. So they threw in a few Bible phrases, Call the gospel music, and started peddling it among believers.


    We bought it too! We swallowed it hook, line and sinker. It just seemed natural.


    Some believers will even fight you for the right to be sad...


    (To be continued)

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    If you yearn for freedom from the grip of grief and sorrow; if you long for heartbreak to turn into wholeness; and if you desire to defeat the despair from the loss of a loved one, please message me for a free 30-minute consultation.


    Cinda Abbey

    Grief Coach


Comments

8 comments
  • Barry White
    Barry White Hi Cinda, I finally got logged in right and am making progress on how to navigate in here.
    God bless you.
  • Lucy Bradley
    Lucy Bradley I agree Patricia Also the way someone grieves We all greave differently
  • Claudia Luna
    Claudia Luna Beautifully stated. It's important and healthy to acknowledge your feelings and emotions. It is only though acknowledging and facing the pain (reality) that healing can take place. God made us to love and it's only natural to grieve when we loose someone...  more
  • Cinda Abbey
    Cinda Abbey That's great Barry. Keep up the good work.
    Jul 20 - Report