What is the agonizing loss that makes you weep silently as you fall asleep?
What is the memory of loss that jars you awake in the middle of the night?
What is the heartache that gnaws at your gut as you awake to begin another day?
Through our losses, a part of us often dies.
And it’s hard to believe we will be able to regain what’s gone or to continue on.
Isaiah 53:3 beautifully reminds us Jesus knows well our feelings of grief and loss:
He was despised and rejected by men, a man of sorrows, and familiar with suffering. Like one from whom men hide their faces he was despised, and we esteemed him not.
Jesus knows our pain . . . He comes alongside in it . . . and He draws us to a deeper experience of Him being our Redeemer, Healer, and Savior.
For He “the God who gives life to the dead and calls things that are not as though they were” (Romans 4:17).
He does new things as He revives our hearts and lives (Isaiah 43:18-19).