Grief can be a lonely place, and those who care for persons who are grieving often find themselves at a loss. A BeADisciple course I facilitate, Helping Others Grow Through Their Grieving, has been of great help to many who minister to the grieving and/or their friends and family, guiding them to grow during this difficult time.
David was human. He was not perfect, just like I am not perfect. David dealt with many of the struggles I deal with – sin, forgiveness, shame, enemies, rebellion, great iniquity, fear, loneliness, affliction, anger, a troubled heart, and distress. It can be a mean, cold world sometimes. Friends and family can let us down. The weight of our sin can be overwhelming. Our hearts can be broken into a thousand pieces.
Oh, how the angels must have rejoiced when the “one who has clean hands and a pure heart” ascended the mountain and stood in the holy presence of God! The earth and everything in it belong to him. The world and all who live in it belong to him. He was there at creation to found it on the seas and establish it on the waters. He reigns over it now in glory.
There really is something spectacular about a sunset with the clouds and the landscape and the colors whether in Kentucky or Kansas or [name your location]. In fact, all of nature does declare the absolute and unfathomable glory of God. It is beyond amazing.