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Our Sorrows Call Us into The Kindness of God

My deep need calls out to the deep kindness of your love.
Your waterfall of weeping sent waves of sorrow
over my soul carrying me away,
cascading over me like a thundering cataract.
-Psalm 42:7 (TPT)

Our sorrows call us into the kindness of God.  Our grieving is an opportunity to know God.  The deep pain we have experienced is filled by God.

For those who have experienced deep sorrow, a deep experience of God's kindness is available.  The experience begins with the realization that God has been with you in your suffering.  And God is here today, to wash you with tears.

For the one who has experienced great sorrow, God has a washing and cleansing journey.

Some of us deal with sorrow by saying or living either:
  1. "It did not happen."
  2. "It happened, but should not have."
  3. "It happened, but it's no big deal."
Number one is denial.  Number two is a calculated life, that is "tit for tat", "cause and effect" or a sort of legalism; and may include unforgiveness and the bitterness towards others, God or yourself.  Number three is minimizing, where I might see myself as more than human, or less than human: "that did not hurt", or, "I must have deserved it".

All three of these are dysfunctional.  Dysfunctional means that our functioning is blocked.  When our functioning is blocked, we become stuck as smaller people than we could be; and we impose on ourselves a constricted life.

The fourth way is to say, "God is good and His kindness is more than I know."
  1. "It did happen, and God was with me and experienced all of it with me."
  2. "I don't know why it happened, but I know that God was with me and loved me in that time."
  3. "It was a big deal and hurt, even excruciatingly; and God was with me."
As we get the revelation of God's kindness and that God was with us in whatever painful experience we went through, we might circle back to "why?", many times.  That is simply the wrong question.  And the wrong answer is that God is not good or is bad.

When we come out of denial, blaming and minimizing; and embrace the reality of our pain, loss and sorrow; the next step or stage is a deeper revelation of God:  God is kind, God is good, God is compassionate and God is merciful to me.

That God who is The God, is the one I can be real with and let my sorrows flow before.  God's deep kindness, deep love, deep comfort and deep healing has always been available.  There is a time in our journey, when we come to realize this and begin to call to God for God's deep kindness.

Our lives with the deep pain and the deep need for healing and wholeness, become a prayer.  The revelation that comes is that God weeps with us and for us.  God has intercessory tears for us.

Our sorrows call us into the kindness of God.  Our grieving is an opportunity to know God.  The deep pain we have experienced is filled by God.

For those who have experienced deep sorrow, a deep experience of God's kindness is available.  The experience begins with the realization that God has been with you in your suffering.  And God is here today, to wash you with tears.


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