Those of you who know I serve time on a daily basis counseling and praying with trauma patients, children, adults and organizations. I was approached late last night with someone dealing with grief with their family horse being put Down by the Veterinarian. Definitely different than grieving for a child. Right?However, I counseled to let the tears run as they will, that the Lord Himself will comfort you. I was reminded of King David. He said one thing I have asked from the Lord, that I shall seek: That I may dwell in the house of the Lord all the days of my life, to behold the beauty of the Lord and to meditate in His temple.” —Psalm 27:4
This verse instantly became my favorite scriptures in the Bible. David makes it clear that there is one thing each of us should seek above everything else. Then he tells us what that one thing is—to dwell in God’s presence and experience His beauty all the days of our lives. During the grief of death, I am experiencing the presence of God in grief and so are you.
David, the king of Israel who would become known as Israel’s greatest leader, wanted above all else to continually experience God’s presence. Grief for me It's like in essence, “I can live without everything else. I just want this one thing from You—that I might dwell in Your house and in Your presence all the days of my life.” With all David experienced, all the victories he had won and all the accolades showered on him, more than anything else, he craved God’s presence in his life. That is what you are going through right now.
Let God IN while you grieve!! He grieves with you!!
P.S- the carpenters left over wood cross is laid as a burial site of my mother in the Himalayas, India (2019)