Godly Grief

Series: 1 - 2 Samuel

September 08, 2019
Pastor Joshua Lim

David receives news of Saul's death, but instead of rejoicing, as many might expect, David laments. And through his lament, we see what godly grief looks like. In the face of tragic events, God’s people should respond in godly grief, which stems from godly character, is emotionally honest, gives thanks, and is willing to linger. However, grief does not have the final word since we do not grieve as those who have no hope. Rather, in the midst of our grief, we place our hope in Christ!

Episode Notes

  • 2 Samuel 1:11-12
  • Godly grief stems from godly character
  • 2 Samuel 1:13-16
  • Godly grief is emotionally honest
  • 2 Samuel 1:19-21
  • “To feel is to be human. To minimize or deny what we feel is a distortion of what it means to be image bearers of our personal God. To the degree that we are unable to express our emotions, we remain impaired in our ability to love God, others, and ourselves well.” (Peter Scazzero, 'Emotionally Healthy Spirituality')
  • Godly grief gives thanks
  • 2 Samuel 1:22-26
  • Godly grief is willing to linger
  • 2 Samuel 1:27

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