Called out of mourning to fall at His feet

called out of mourning on devotional diva christian blog grief loss[Guest post by Sarah Coleman: I’m so glad Sarah is back to share another story on Devotional Diva! I was so moved by her piece on mourning, and hope that it can encourage you, too.]




Women aren’t bullet-proof. We like to think we are. That nothing gets under our skin. But it does. There can be days, weeks, months, years when things hurt. Bad.

We live in a broken world. And broken things, break things. Hurting people, hurt people. Precious ones die. Love is lost. Sometimes babies slip away before ever being able to say, “Hello.”

Shattered. Completely shattered.

It can cut so deep you think you will never be happy again. That there will always be an ache in your heart, drowning out every gladness.

John 11 describes a time when Jesus visited a grieving family. Mary had just lost her brother to a terrible illness. When Jesus arrived, Mary stayed inside her home, mourning. In His beautiful way, Jesus gave Mary time. He let her express the full impact of sorrow.

I love that Jesus gave Mary space to mourn. He didn’t expect her to bounce back. He gave her that season.

You may feel emptiness, acute pain, numbness, despondency. Divorce, separation, death of a loved one, death of a child, miscarriage, even abuse, will do that. And that’s okay. God is giving you time. He provides space to lament, but He will also call you into healing.

The Master beckoned for Mary. She was not to mourn forever. When Mary heard that Jesus was calling her, she immediately left her house, and fell at His feet. At His feet, Mary found hope and healing. She encountered resurrection power. She exchanged grief for abundant joy.

When Jesus calls you out of mourning, fall at His feet. He is the resurrection and the life. He brings comfort and renewal. He will raise you back to life. He will revive your situation. He will restore your dreams. Come out of mourning. There is more for you to enjoy.

Revelation 5:5 But one of the twenty-four elders said to me, “Stop weeping! Look, the Lion of the tribe of Judah, the heir to David’s throne, has won the victory. He is worthy to open the scroll and its seven seals.”

Jesus is given many names in the Bible, but this is one of my favourites. Here, we see Jesus as He is. He was battered and bruised while on earth, but today He is the Lion of the Tribe of Judah. Resurrected in glory. Ever victorious. Ever strong. Ever faithful.

Woman, stop weeping. There is victory in your circumstance. Jesus has overcome. Look to Him. Fall at his feet. Allow Him to breathe life into your being. The Lion of the Tribe of Judah is here for you.

sarah-colemanI’m an Aussie passionate about Jesus & family. Through blogs and books I minister life and encouragement. Download my FREE eBook, Be Amazing: You Know You Want To. Find more of my thoughts

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