Antidotes to Grief
When you are feeling overwhelmed:
||Don’t be bewildered or
surprised when you go through the fiery trials . . . The
more we undergo sufferings for Christ, the more He will
shower us with His comfort and encouragement.
1 Peter 4:12, 1 Corinthians 1:8-9, 2 Corinthians 1:5 LB
Have no fear of sudden disaster or of the ruin that
overtakes the wicked, for the Lord will be your confidence
and will keep your foot from being snared.
You heard my plea: “Do not close your ears to my cry for
relief.” You came near when I called you, and you said, “Do
You will be secure because there is hope; you will look
about you and take your rest in safety. You will lie down,
with no one to make you afraid.
When you are feeling weak and
||Whether we are here in
this body or away from this body, our goal is to please Him.
2 Corinthians 5:9
His Divine power has given us everything we need for life
and godliness through our knowledge of Him who called us by
His own glory and goodness.
2 Peter 1:3
Your strength will equal your days.
Therefore, my dear brothers, stand firm. Let nothing move
you. Always give yourselves fully to the work of the Lord,
because you know that your labour in the Lord is not in
1 Corinthians 15:58
When you feel your work is bearing no
||And now the prize awaits
me – the crown of righteousness, which the Lord, the
righteous Judge, will give me on the day of His return. And
the prize is not just for me but for all who eagerly look
forwards to His appearing.
2 Timothy 4:6-8
Be strong and courageous, and do the work. Do not be
afraid or discouraged, for the Lord my God, is with you. He
will not fail or forsake you until all the work for the
service of the temple of the Lord is finished.
1 Chronicles 28:20
When you need to focus your gaze
beyond the here and now:
||Behold, I will create new
heavens and a new earth. The former things will not be
remembered, nor will they come to mind.
The Lamb at the centre of the throne will be their
shepherd; He will lead them to springs of living water. And
God will wipe away every tear from their eyes .
Look, He is coming with the clouds, and every eye will
see Him, even those who pierced Him; and all the peoples of
the earth will mourn because of Him. So shall it be! Amen.
“I am the Alpha and the Omega”, says the Lord God, “who is,
and who was, and who is to come, the Almighty.”
I am coming soon. Hold on to what you have, so that no
one will take your crown. I heard a loud voice from the
throne saying, “Now the dwelling of God is with men, and He
will live with them. They will be His people, and God
Himself will be with them and be their God. He will wipe
every tear from their eyes. There will be no more death or
mourning or crying or pain, for the old order of things has
Revelation 3:11, 21:3-4